Hand turning

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by L&Schickens, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    How many times a day should you hand turn eggs?
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2009
  2. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    OK, thanks.
    Now I have to figure out how to turn all 45 eggs as fast as possible so they don't get cold!

    I have one (Out of 12) that is due to hatch on Monday and the rest have till the 26th. So I took the turner out for the one Kentucky Speck leaving my Marans having to be hand turned. I hope they will still be alright with the incubator being opened 3 times a day. [​IMG]
     
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember, when the hen is setting on eggs she will get off the nest to eat and drink. So you really do not have to do a rush for turning your eggs, just a nice pace.[​IMG]
     
  5. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or put them in a carton and prop up each end back and forth...that's faster!
    I made a turner because I'm clutsy and would probably break an egg trying to quickly hand turn...[​IMG]
     

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