if i leave the turner on will it hurt the chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KWAK, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    I cant remember when they are due... eggs "look" like the chicks take up 1/2 the egg but not sure when to take the turner out... will it hurt them to leave it in/on?
     
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    The only worry is that the chick will get caught in between the turning... *SQUISH* Not good... [​IMG]
     
  3. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a duckling hatch early and the duckling ended up laying against the turner motor. The motor fried one wing of the duckling. The duckling survived but with only one wing. [​IMG]
     
  4. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    should i leave it on or just turn it off now and hope for the best?
    and how long do u think till they hatch??? i think i sat them on the 3rd of march but idk if they eggs are developed enough for being in the bator that long??? any i deas? ps- candled all and only 3 were bad...
     
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    If you put them in on the 3rd, then today is lockdown. I would remove the turner and put the eggs in egg cartons and add some water for correct humidity for hatching.
     
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    but does it sound right 1/2 to 3/4 of the egg full?
     
  7. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would hate to have to clean the turner what a mess that would be.
     
  8. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    well i took the turner out just incase lol... good thing i did cuz eggs are rocking now lol
     
  9. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what does this mean?????????????????? is this what you see when you candle? I'm seeing the same thing and had questions, but no answers.
     
  10. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Just remember most turners have a motor, and it generates a lot of heat... if you take it out or turn it off, the temp in your bator may drop. Keep an eye on it.
     

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