If eggs go unturned for a day?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by minpinmama, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. minpinmama

    minpinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At stage day # 10 to 14 if they went not turned for a day (24 hrs) would that cause a problem?
     
  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    It can cause the embryo to "stick" to the shell, causing death.
     
  3. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out this study http://ps.fass.org/content/85/8/1498.full It says basically that you don't have to turn chicken eggs from day 8 to day 14 for a successful hatch. I say if you're going to be gone don't stress about not being able to turn them for a few days in the 10-14 day range.
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  4. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting - I've got things that say it isn't until after day 14 that you can not worry about turning.

    Probably just like every study out there - there are always multiple opinions and you just have to take your chances with whatever action you decide to take.
     

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