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Hand Turning Eggs Pre Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Buns, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When hand turning my hatching eggs (before incubating) I wondered if I was supposed to be tipping them back and forth one direction or should I be rotating them four ways? I don't know if that makes any sense, sorry. Should I go back and from from a north - south direction (just an example), or should I be tipping them N-S-E-W for better results? [​IMG]

    Also, I try to turn them four times a day, but sometimes I'm not home to do it that often. Is more frequent better when I can turn them, or is it better to be consistent and if I can only turn twice a day routinely, and I should stick with that?

    Is there a specific degree of angle that is better than another?

    I am reminding myself that there are no stupid questions as I write this and hope you guys will be gentle with me. [​IMG]

    Oh, one last question, is there a specific product that only turns eggs on a schedule that does not perform any other action? I don't have my own incubator so even if it is possible to use the turner without the heat, that is not an option for me.

    I'm not having bad hatch rates, but inquiring minds would like to know what the best and correct thing to do is.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put them in a egg carton & prop them against the wall on your counter top or in the bottom drawer in the fridge, witch ever you prefer, & turning them once a day before incubating is enough.
     
  3. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    just roll them, put an X on one side, than an O on the other, turn them at least twice everyday.
     

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