Incubators and turning eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DucksandChicks, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. DucksandChicks

    DucksandChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I have some hopefully simple questions to ask you guys! I am planning to hatch ducklings with my children (don't worry, we have a safe home for them). The problem is I work full time and my kids got to school, so my real question is how many times to you have to turn the egg inside the incubator? I have read that you can buy turners, but that they don't work that well. Also, what good but not overpriced incubator do you guys recommend?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I turn my eggs 2 times a day.
     
  3. jksranch

    jksranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turn my 3 times a day. When I get up in the morning 3:30am when I get home from work 6:30pm then again at bedtime 10:00pm. I get good hatches with this schedule.
     

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