I have no egg turner,is it ok to open the bator every day to turn them

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherokeechick33, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. cherokeechick33

    cherokeechick33 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 20 RIR eggs that need to go in the bator and I don't own an egg turner so I was wondering if it would be okay if I opened the incubator every day to turn them? this will be our first "big" hatch and I want these to live because we wanted to start getting some eggs and are probabaly going to sell some of them at a swap meet coming up later in the year. so whats your opinion on it??
    -T [​IMG]
     
  2. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will be fine. Mama hen gets off her eggs everyday to eat, drink and poo. Some people even say they get better hatches by opening bator days 1-18 for a little since it lets in fresh air.
    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
  3. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    as said above, just keep the door closed from day 18 thru hatch!
     
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    you need to turn them aat least 3 times a day. I have done it lots of times before i got egg turners and they hatched just as well
     

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