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Incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ktown55, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. ktown55

    ktown55 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 24, 2009
    East Tenn..
    Hi Everyone, I'm New At This, But I thought I Would Give It A Try. What I Would Like To Know Is If It Would Be Ok To Just Turn My Eggs
    Just Two Times A Day ? Because Of The Way I Work, I Can Turn Them, In The Morning At 6am And Then When I Come Back In From Work At 6pm.. Thanks For Your Help In This Matter...And I Wish EVERYONE A Happy Thanksgiving !
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    What incubator are you using? Turning twice a day can work but getting an automatic egg turner would be better.
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Goshen, OH
    If you can reliably turn twice a day, you'll be just fine. I've always turned by hand, never saw the need for an auto turner since I'm available to do it.

    Auto turners are only needed if the schedual conflicts with the eggs' needs, or when someone want's less work, or when there's a large number of eggs. I sure wished for an auto turner when I was setting 75 quail eggs, that's for sure. I managed though with that many, 68 hatched. But less than a dozen, with a reliable schedual... don't worry about a turner.
  4. ktown55

    ktown55 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 24, 2009
    East Tenn..
    Thank You For Your Help About Turning The Eggs....Kooshie, I'm Useing A Friends Old Incubator, Though I Would Do That First Just To See If This Is Something I Really Want To Do...The Bator I'm Useing Is A ( Hova-Bator, Model # 1602N ).. From What I Have Seen On Here, It's Not A Very Good Bator, But On The Other Hand,, I Feel It's Good Enought For A First Timer Without Putting To Much Money Into It....And So Far, This Bator Is Working Out For Me...It Stays Right At 100 Degrees & 50 to 55% humidity.. And About Me Being Able To Turn The Eggs On Time...I Can Do That Easer At 6am And 6 pm..And That Saves Me From Buying A Auto-Turner. Again, Thank You Everone For The Help.......
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009

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