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egg turning

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by country11187, May 30, 2011.

  1. country11187

    country11187 New Egg

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    I have had my eggs in a still air incubator hand turing them. I now have a egg turner an was wandering if it would do any harm if i put the turner in there an put the 2 week old eggs in the turner. i wouldnt think it would hurt but jus want to make sure. any and all tips are apprciated thanks a bunch
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi country11187! Welcome to this wonderful website!

    It will not hurt to put the 2 week old eggs in the turner. The change in position will

    do no damage at all.


    - Be sure to put the eggs in the turner with the pointy end of the egg facing downwards.
    - Be sure to unplug and remove the turner on the 18th day of incubation


    -Becca
     
  3. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    Hi country11187, won't hurt them at all. Just be easy with them and don't jar them around too much, and also remember to put the pointy end down.

    Good Luck!!!
     
  4. country11187

    country11187 New Egg

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    thanks yall for the help. i am also so finicky with the eggs casue i want a good hatch
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC country and good luck with your hatch [​IMG]
     
  6. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fat end up with the eggs but it should all be ok. I have had best results taking them out of the turner for lock down too! [​IMG]
     
  7. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    actually, it might be a GOOD idea!! putting the eggs upright in the turner helps them get into the position for hatching. i believe hand turning is the best to do when the egg is young, and using a turner is best for the later days. make sure you have the pointy end downwards!! and take it out for lockdown!!

    oh, and [​IMG]
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  8. LilMissPetie

    LilMissPetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] good luck with your hatch
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] I agree with the other posts. at day 18 or 19 take the eggs back out of the turner and DON"T touch them and let them hatch. Good luck and have fun!!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2011

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