HELP! How do I place eggs in bator???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Franecca, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Franecca

    Franecca Out Of The Brooder

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    Have borrowed a square, styrofaom bator. With egg trays. Do I lay the eggs on their sides or place them upright?
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    if you dont have a turner, mark and x on one side of them and an o on the other. lay them on their side and turn them two or three times a day, each time turning them so the opposite letter shows up.
     
  3. Franecca

    Franecca Out Of The Brooder

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    THANK YOU! Wish me luck!
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Good luck, Hope you have a great hatch !!!!!

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  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I think you shoud turn them an odd number each day, like 3 times. Good luck.
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:whats the significance of an odd number of times?
     
  7. Franecca

    Franecca Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, here it goes!!!!!! We closed the bator at 9:23 p.m. So I guess our "due date" is around Nov. 7th or 8th!!!!
     
  8. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    The odd number per day is so that they don't always end up on the same side overnight.
     
  9. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Sweety... see that little round silver thing at the back of the bator. THAT is your TURNER!!! Well the motor at least.
     
  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Ahhh... good observation! Its been quite a while since I turned by hand.
     

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