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How to turn eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Skitz, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    So I have a question for those of you who set your eggs in the incubator horizontally or vertically. I understand how you would turn the horizontal laying eggs, but how do you turn the vertical ones? Do you just flip the egg from pointy end to wide end and vice versa? or do you have an automatic egg turner that tilts them from side to side?

    I'm planning on incubating eggs very soon and I don't have an egg turner (homemade incubator) and was planning on placing them in egg cartons vertically but then I was lost as to how I would turn them lol I'm probably just gonna go horizontal for the sake of it.

    Last edited: Dec 5, 2016
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2013
    I have a turner. but on the verticle ones if I'm using a table top incubator and don't have a turner. I use a 2x4 or stack of magazines.
    lift one side of incubator and stick board under. after 4-6 hours or remove board so it's back to level. after 4-6 or so hours put board on other side.

    like a gentle rocking.

    never flip an egg little end to big end.

    good luck with your upcoming hatch.
  3. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    [​IMG] that's why I wanted to double check to not flip the whole egg because it seemed very off for me lol thanks!
  4. cocker

    cocker Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2016
    Thats sounds loke a good idea lol. I just stick my hand in the and sweep it across the eggs two times a day and they hatch every time!

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