Egg's just in a few hours ago...when can i first turn them??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by k2chickens, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    read that i was not suppose to turn them untill 24 hrs had past...is that true or does it really matter??
     
  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I think it's true, but apparently it wouldn't matter as it only endangers the embryo at day 11
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Quote:no...I heard that you should stop turning by day 18, not day 11. [​IMG]

    Before you put them in bator, you were suppose to:

    1. put them in a fairly cool room, in an egg carton, pointy part of egg up
    2. you should leave egg there for at least a day(?), tilting the egg carton once and a while to keep yolk from sticking to sides of shell...eggs can go up to 7 days without going in bator, and can still hatch. But no longer than 7 days!
    3. put eggs in incubator and turn for at least 3-4 times a day...the more, the better

    Good luck!
     
  4. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Quote:no...I heard that you should stop turning by day 18, not day 11. [​IMG]

    Before you put them in bator, you were suppose to:

    1. put them in a fairly cool room, in an egg carton, pointy part of egg up
    2. you should leave egg there for at least a day(?), tilting the egg carton once and a while to keep yolk from sticking to sides of shell...eggs can go up to 7 days without going in bator, and can still hatch. But no longer than 7 days!
    3. put eggs in incubator and turn for at least 3-4 times a day...the more, the better

    Good luck!

    What I was trying say, if your storing eggs, they don't have to be turned for 11 days, even then the hatch rate would be low...
     
  5. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    and what IM! trying to say is do i turn my egg's the first 24 hours they are in the bator?? Or since it's been about 2.5 hours in ...can i start to rotate them now?
     

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