How do I turn button eggs in quail egg cartons?

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  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Title says it all ...
    I got 45 button eggs in the mail this morning, I didn't know how I was suppost to turn them in the carton so I just turned them all on their sides ... am I suppost to turn them from the small pointed end to the big fat end of the egg? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Put them in the carton, small side down, & raise one side of the carton, to tilt eggs, & then raise the other side up. No need to hand turn this way.
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:So put them in the carton small end down .... and tilt the carton side ways?
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Quote:So put them in the carton small end down .... and tilt the carton side ways?

    Yep, like a teeter-totter [​IMG]
    Just put something under one end of the carton to elevate it, then switch to the other side a couple times a day. Or you could just lay them in the bator and roll them with your hand, place your palm on top of the eggs and just move them around some. That works just as well [​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:So put them in the carton small end down .... and tilt the carton side ways?

    Yep, like a teeter-totter [​IMG]
    Just put something under one end of the carton to elevate it, then switch to the other side a couple times a day. Or you could just lay them in the bator and roll them with your hand, place your palm on top of the eggs and just move them around some. That works just as well [​IMG]

    I have a nesting box with a heat lamp hung right over it so when ever I want to turn the eggs I switch on the lamp and let it get warm and then I put the carton under the light while I turn them that way they don't get cold and the incubator doesn't loose all it's warm air.
    I will try it in the morning, will the eggs fall out of the carton? Or will they stay put? They fit pretty tightly in the carton ..?
     
  6. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They shouldn't move much. It only takes a second to do the change.
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Hand turning 45 eggs. Oh boy [​IMG] You have skills [​IMG] I have turners that do all the work.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:All the 'pros' say just to roll your hand over them to turn them, rather than turning each and every one one full rotation. A lot of people I know in this area do it like that...I have a turner [​IMG]
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Yeah, I stick in the incubator 100+ at a time, not going to hand turn them [​IMG] Unless it's super necessary [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have auto-matic egg turners but .... I'm havings some issues with them! [​IMG]
     

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