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

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

  1. Franecca

    Franecca In 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. 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 In 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 Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I think you shoud turn them an odd number each day, like 3 times. Good luck.
     
  6. Quote:whats the significance of an odd number of times?
     
  7. Franecca

    Franecca In 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 Crowing

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    The odd number per day is so that they don't always end up on the same side overnight.
     
  9. Quote:Sweety... see that little round silver thing at the back of the bator. THAT is your TURNER!!! Well the motor at least.
     
  10. Quote:Ahhh... good observation! Its been quite a while since I turned by hand.
     

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