how many turns a day?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken+quail=luv, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    arghh!!! i can't believe this! i forgot how many times to turn incubating eggs a day! i remembered 3 seconds ago! can some please remind me? i think it's 3, but i feel wrong..... [​IMG]
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    they say 3 at the VERY least, 4 is way better,, and even more is even better.
  3. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2007
    Central Florida
    odd number of turns three or five are good...
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I turn 3 times a day and have never had a problem !!

    Like ladybug4ut1 said odd number of times is the best.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  5. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    I agree. You want to turn atleast 3 times a day. It is better to turn an odd number of times because you dont want the eggs to be resting in their same side everynight.

    Hope this helps.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    With every season, "Turn, Turn, Turn... there is a reason... Turn, Turn, Turn
  7. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    okay, just making sure. thanks! [​IMG]
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    You know I usually only turn twice and last hatch I got 18 chicks so I don't really think it matters.
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    3 or more. The more the better! [​IMG]
    I never knew that you should turn at an odd number! that may have been my problem on my first hatch. I turned 4+ times a day. [​IMG]

    But I would say 3 at the least, and the more the better! [​IMG]
    Good luck!
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    4 is the better every 6 hours, or 3 a least every 8 hours.

    Not so how many times but the time between the turning, never good to let them set more than 8 hours without turning.

    Yes you will get some to hatch with turning once a day, for higher hatch rate more is better.

    auto turner its every 2 hours, thats 12 times. Again its the time between the turning not how many, even or odd.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008

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