egg turning

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chittyn, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys im looking to hatch some more eggs. However my incubator is manual one and im afraid that i might not be able to turn them frequently. i will be able to turn them at 7:15 am 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm will this be ok to hatch successfully.



    Thanks
     
  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That should work [​IMG]
    I hand-turn eggs because I have a homemade incubator and no turner. I usually have school so I turn them before I leave (about 6:45AM), as soon as I get home (3:30 or 4PM) and at night around 9 or 10PM. You have to turn an odd number of times so that the eggs are not on the same side two nights in a row.
     
  3. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any other opinions ??
     
  4. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I have heard that it is best to turn 5 times a day, I've also heard people say they turn less with good outcomes. I myself have an automatic turner because I am sometimes gone for 30 hours at a time for work. My hubby often takes care of things when I'm gone, but I'm glad to minimize the parts of my hobbies he has to fill in for. Anyway.... I digress.

    Good luck!
     
  5. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Before we started using automatic incubators I turned eggs once a day. I dont think there is much difference in hatch rates.
     
  6. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've lost the thread, but someone here turned the eggs once during the entire 21 days. They had
    I believe a 99% hatch rate. To answer your question, that is enough with-out a doubt.

    Ukiah
     

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