eggs go in today, question about turning!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ccrecelius, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've already told everyone that I know absolutely nothing about chickens and/or hatching, so you will probably not be surprised by this question!!! [​IMG]

    I know that you are supposed to "turn" the egg. Does that mean turn it 180 degrees bottom to top or vise vesa? or does that mean side to side?


    Can someone please help! [​IMG]
     
  2. josh_bigler

    josh_bigler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for me, i've always tilted them from one side to another, because they are in an egg carton, i do this 3-5 times daily, im sure if you have them on their sides though you do the opposite, if im wrong someone else will chime in [​IMG],
     
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Turners just tilt from side to side, from right to left takes about 4 hours or maybe its right to left then back takes 4 hours. Mark each egg with an X on one side and an O on the opposite side. Then when you turn them, you make the other letter show and they should all have the same letter showing at the same time. Some just place their hand on top of several eggs and gently roll them all at the same time. That's if they are laying on their sides.
     
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  4. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using a carton. So is it the big end up or the smaller end up?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The aircell end of the egg, the fat end, goes up.
     
  6. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] thank you Speckled Hen [​IMG]
     

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