eggs turning until placed in incubator

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by candyschicks, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. candyschicks

    candyschicks New Egg

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    As you will see i am VERY new to raising chickens. My husband looked at the history on my iPad and saw that i had looked at the 1502 GQF incubator many times over the last few months. I really wanted one, but being an old lady I was afraid I wouldn't understand how to properly use it. Well Christmas morning what a surprise there sat that beautiful incubator! Now everyone knows my story and how insecure I am about the process, my question is can the 1502 be used as an egg turner while collecting enough eggs to start the incubator. I only have 35 orpingtons, and some are just now laying. I unfortunately ended up with 4 extra roosters that were sold as hens, they were 22 weeks old and all looked the same when purchased. I am never going to fill the bator up, but Im getting 6 eggs a day and would like to collect for 7-8 days.
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I have no experience with that incubator. I would love to get one but I just don't have the money and I don't like automatic egg rotators. You don't have to turn the eggs until you begin to incubate eggs.
     
  3. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! You came to the right place. This site is full of helpful people. When you get a chance check out the learning center, it is a great place to get lots of good info.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    I have not yet tried my hand at incubation, it is in my 5 year plan. But I would think that anyone who could run an ipad, can run an incubator ;). Look at the incubation thread, they should be able to walk you through it.
    It is great to meet you!
     
  4. candyschicks

    candyschicks New Egg

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    Thanks Birdrain92, someone told me differently, but that relieves that stress! ill just start putting them in the racks small side down until i run it.
     
  5. candyschicks

    candyschicks New Egg

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    Thanks, I,ve already gotten some valuable info, this site is going to be my support group LOL
     
  6. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad to relieve the stress. When watching my duck and peahen she will not touch her eggs until she has a complete clutch. Then she'll start incubating eggs and will rotate them. Until then her eggs won't be touched.
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us and congrats on your new incubator!!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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