hand turning or automatic turner ..,what do you recomend?

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  1. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got some peafowl eggs and have this dilema , whats the best way to go ?

    hand turning?

    automatic turner eggs small end point down?

    automatic turner eggs laid down ?

    I am not home all day , i was thinking to set the eggs on one side in the turner and also do a hand turning 3 times a day
    1 before going to work - 7 am
    1once i get home from work - 5 pm
    1 before going to bed -11 pm

    this is the turner i have

    please guys need ur input?

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  2. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i have 10 eggs on turners right now soo ill let you know how they do when i candle them. [​IMG]
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Mine are in my Brinsea and it is in the turning cradle with the eggs on their sides. We also hand turn 3 times a day so they aren't on one side constantly.
     
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How are they set?

    small end down?

    or on one side?

    thanks
     
  5. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How is your humidity set?


    im so worry .

    this eggs arent cheap
     
  6. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How are they set?

    small end down?

    or on one side?

    thanks

    On one side
     
  7. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I think your best bet is to put them in the turner you have and hand turn them over 3 times a day like you're saying. Lay them on their sides, not vertically- that's how they would be in a nest, after all.
     
  8. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :ducThank you so much

    That is what I wanted to read [​IMG]

    wish me luck [​IMG]

    I am more nervous than when my first kid was going to born [​IMG]
     
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  9. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Keep us posted! And check the hatching forum at the top of the index, there's usually a thread going of people hatching the same month or time as you, so you'll have plenty of company amongst the other "expectant/nervous moms and dads" XD They're usually very excited when someone hatches peafowl with them!
     
  10. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are on the sides. I leave them pointy side down for 24 hours then lay on the sides in the auto turner. Mine look almost like yours except the mesh cover the top of the holes. I will add a pic to show you. So far all my Charcoal eggs are fertile and have growth with 3 hatching so far. I add an egg every 3-4 days so all my eggs are not on one set hatch day. My Pied on the other hand has not given me one fertile egg from the white and pied hens that are with him so those coming from his pen are not fertile and so far no growth.
     

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