How often to turn eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenKeep01, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When i first looked up about incubating eggs the site said to turn them every 6-8 hours but i had a look at another website yesterday and it said once a day. So how often do they need to be turned?
     
  2. jordan293

    jordan293 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do 3 times a day
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Xs 2 I do 3 as well. If I can get in 5 I will, but that rarely happens. I wouldn't recommend less than 3.
     
  4. nsscchd

    nsscchd Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it matter of it is the same every day? For instance during the week maybe they get turned 3 times a day but during the weekend they could probably get turned 6-8 times a day. Should they always be on a schedule or just so long as they are never left too long for one time period?
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    No. It doesn't matter.
    Theory is that it should be an odd number of times during the day so that the egg doesn't stay on the same side each night thus spending the longest no turning hours in the same place. Is there any relevance to the theory? :confused: I have my doubts, but that's what "they" say.
     

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