hand turning vs auto turring

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

  1. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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