Help with what time to take egg turner out of the incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jack Tackett, May 16, 2017.

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  1. Jack Tackett

    Jack Tackett New Egg

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    Help this is my first time trying to hatch eggs.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I remove the turner anywhere between the end of Day 17 and the beginning of Day 19 so basically anywhere from beginning to the end of Day 18 is fine.



    And welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Jack Tackett

    Jack Tackett New Egg

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    Thank you this is the first time trying this. Thanks I'm glad to be with BYC
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    I too remove them from the turner any time day 18. Technically they don't need turning after day 14 as by this stage in incubation they should have formed their body parts in the correct position. But many/most find it good practice to continue to day 18 and stop turning at lockdown when the humidity needs to be put up to a higher level for hatch.

    Good luck with your hatch and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
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  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure if it's "good practice" that people wait until day 18 or 19 to take the turner out or it simply works better as that's the time you're upping the humidity so why not wait as it doesn't hurt anything.
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I could have worded it differently yes. "Many find it easier to do both at the same time" But if needed for any reason stopping turning on day 14 should do no harm.
     
  7. AllynTal

    AllynTal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a turner that stands the eggs up and tilts them back and forth, the advice in the above posts is valid. If you have the kind of turner that lays flat on the floor of the incubator and rolls the eggs back and forth, you don't need to remove it, just unplug it and it becomes part of the floor.
     

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