How many times to your turn eggs in incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OneCrazyCowgirl, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. OneCrazyCowgirl

    OneCrazyCowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anyone know? I have school and no automatic turner.
  2. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2012
    When I was incubating my eggs, I turned them three times a day.
    One before school, one after school and one before bed.
    I just put an 'x' on one side, and an 'o' on the other and did a full half turn. It worked out for me.
    After cracking open the eggs that didn't hatch, only 3 died at some stage of development, the rest were infertile.

    But you could also do a quarter turn every few hours 3 - 4 times a day also.
    Just remember not to turn the eggs during lockdown.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2012

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