Is it better to hand turning VS automatic turning eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bryam, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    I am picking up some silkie eggs, but it is a 3 hour drive. Are these eggs considered shipped? Will I have a better hatch rate, if I hand turn them or place them in the verticle autmatic turner? I have a hovabator 1588 with the fan.

    Thanks! :)
     
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  2. gpop1

    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3hrs shouldn't be a problem just put them in a egg carton and drive home. Shipping is a lot more abusive then a ride In the car.


    Auto turners are better than hand turning as auto will not forget to turn the eggs
     
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  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks gpop1!
    I was leaning towards putting them in the automatic turner. I think I will have a better hatch rate that way!
     
  4. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs are in the turner, I let them sit for 10 hours just to settle, then I put the turner on and stepped away. I candled the eggs after the drive and the aircells were perfect! Boy the postal service must be really rough with the packages!

    Now I just can't wait to see their cute chick faces!!:)
     
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