How long before turning?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CarlieO, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. CarlieO

    CarlieO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I have about 60 shipped eggs. I candled when I unpacked them and most had detached air cells. They sat in my basement in egg cartons for a full 24 hours. I put them in the incubator this morning only after candling them again. A good majority of them still have detached air cells. They are in an automatic turner ***which is unplugged and flat (so the eggs are upright, fat end up) at this time.***

    My question is: how long should I let them remain unturned in my incubator before I plug the turner back in? I've read so many conflicting articles that I'd just like to hear if from those who have experience.

    Do I leave them unturned and upright for 1 day? 2 days? The entire time? Thanks for any and all advice!!
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    two days[​IMG]
     
  3. CarlieO

    CarlieO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, thank you!!!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one spending my Valentine's Evening on BYC!! :)
     
  4. BcMaranFan

    BcMaranFan New Egg

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    What breed are u hatching out? I'm setting mille fleur d'Uccle bantam eggs tomorrow.
     
  5. CarlieO

    CarlieO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hatching out some bbs, jubilee, and chocolate orpingtons, some blue laced red wyandottes, some blue cuckoo orps, some silkies and some BBs marans. Quite the menagerie but it'll be a fun mix. :)
     

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