I forgot to turn them on day 1!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JustMandy, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. JustMandy

    JustMandy Songster

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    [​IMG] Did I ruin all my eggs? I was so preoccupied with the temp and keeping the bator closed that I forgot to turn them at all yesterday! I set them at 8:30 am and turned them for the first time @ 7:30 this morning (so 23 hours in)

    Please tell me I didn't kill all my eggs. [​IMG]
     
  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

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    No, you didn't kill them - they will be just fine. Just don't forget from now on until day 18. [​IMG]
     
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

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    Turning is really important. But missing one day isn't a disaster. Like Heidi says, just don't forget again!
    And good luck with your hatch.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yeah your fine, I wouldn't give it a second thought, you can relax no harm done.

    AL
     
  5. JustMandy

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    Thanks for the reassurance. I'm usually obsessive about turning, temps and humidity...gah! I can't believe I forgot something so big!!
     
  6. critterranch

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    i dont turn mine until 24hrs in bator. everything should be fine.
     
  7. monino

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    i was reading here in that they need to be turn 3 times a day. do they go bad if i turn them every 9 hours. i dont get up on time turn them every six hours [​IMG]
     
  8. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Quote:turn and odd number of times every day, or they will be 'cooking' on the same side every night. (I turn every time I go to the room and every morning and night so 3 or 5 times a day)

    Turning evens out 'cooking side' and keeps the embryo from getting stuck to one place on the shell- the hot spots or areas on an egg can cause growth problems (too fast where its hot, to slow where its cool) leading to deformities.
     
  9. farmerChef

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    By turning the eggs you are excersising the embryo and you also have less chance of an embryo from sticking to the side, I think some people don't turn the eggs, or I'll seen other people post. Also, by turning the eggs 3x(or 1x) a day, the embryo doesn't sit one the same side every night.
     
  10. monino

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    so as long they dont stay on the same side every night they are good it is ok to turn them every 7 hours. thanks every one this is a very helpful community thanks. [​IMG]
     

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