How often do i rotate chick eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Michaelshady, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Michaelshady

    Michaelshady Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that i do it 3 times a day, but i don't know how often! Please help me!!!!!
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] It's not how often, you should actually do it at odd times.
     
  3. Michaelshady

    Michaelshady Out Of The Brooder

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    well i mean like a ballpark range i should do it like around 3 hours or something?
     
  4. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3X per 24 hours
     
  5. Michaelshady

    Michaelshady Out Of The Brooder

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    i want to know how long between the 3 rotates should take
     
  6. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Approximately every 8 hours for 3 times in a 24 hour period
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I would turn them around 7 am, 3pm and 11pm. It's good if you put an X on one side of the eggs and an O on the other side of the eggs. Always turn the eggs in the same direction so that at 7am all of the X's are up, at 3pm the O's are up and 11pm the X's are up. Then the opposite the next day. Just my opinion.

    Here are a couple of pictures a friend of mine took to illustrate.
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  8. Marry popping

    Marry popping New Egg

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    Thank You so much I really appreciated all you said it really helps me right now because it was just what I was looking for.:)
     

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