how often to turn eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tebs78, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the R-Com 20 and it turns the eggs once and hour, is that too much? I work 3 days a week and I work 12-hour shifts, so I can't manually make the machine turn less, so was wondering if that many times a day is bad.[​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've never used an R-Com 20...Hope someone sees this that can answer your question.......
     
  3. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any body know how often you should turn your eggs?
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eggs should be turned 2-3 times a day. I turn mine 2 times a day, morning and evening, it keeps the chicks from sticking to the shell. Hope this helped [​IMG]
     
  5. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is turning once an hour to much then?
     
  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be better for you to hand turn them 2x's a day than 24 times a day with automatic turner that you have.
     
  7. HI!
    I'm not familiar with the rcom, but I don't think it physically 'turns the eggs over once an hour', but just shifts them a bit every hour. I've never seen that incubator, so I'm just guessing.
    I don't think they need additional turning.

    Good luck!
    Lisa
     
  8. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    once an hour is definately too much
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I've read that you should turn your eggs at least 4-6 times a day. This helps them to not stick to the inside of the shell. [​IMG]
     
  10. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unless it is malfunctioning or adjustable it was designed that way and im sure someone has hatched eggs with it in the past,so I wouldnt worry about it
     

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