How long before turning on the auto-turner for shipped eggs ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by swheat, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    How long do you think I should wait before turning on the auto-turner(GQF incubator) on shipped eggs that need to settle ?
    I set them late Wed night, so tonight is the 2nd day with no turning... should I turn it on tonight~wait til Sat night ~ wait til Sunday night ? These eggs had a rough trip and then some !
    thanks,
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would go ahead and turn them. If you were 'resting' them on the counter, you'd probably leave them for 12-24 hours, right? They should be plenty settled by now, if any damage will correct itself it would have already done so.
     
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    I put them in the incubator a few hour after I got them with the turner off. So I guess they have settled in the bator...LOL
    Thanks, I will go and flip the switch to turn on the turner.
     

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