hand turning vs auto turring

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rebel yell, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    Who likes hand turning eggs better than the auto system, & why? I have better hatch rates when turning by hand, I think maybe its good that it cools off a couple of times a day, the hen does the same thing, this is with my styrofoam bater only, not the cabinet type, the small styrofoam bator gets back to temp quickly, & this turning is done with the eggs in a carton, whats your opinion?

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Auto cause I'm lazy an forgetful.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Me too.

    Plus, I am afraid to touch the incubating eggs so frequently!
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2010
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    I hand turn twice a day. I don't use the auto turner only bc I can get more eggs in the bator withou it!!
    Don't no if it makes a differece or not but i get about 99% hatch rates so......???

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