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Is it ok to leave eggs in turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muddyriverdogz, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. muddyriverdogz

    muddyriverdogz Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2009
    I have 8 eggs that arnt going to hatch for another 2 weeks,but i have 2 that are in with them that are do to hatch this tuesday.would it be ok to leave them in the turner just until they hatch then move them to a old metal incubator that i have?
  2. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    Peeps can hurt themselves on the turner. If you'd rather hatch with them standing up, try egg cartons, just the bottom. If I remember correctly, move them at day 18...
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  3. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    If you need to, you can turn off the turner, and if you're using a foam bator of some type you can place a fat book under alternating sides of the incubator, changing every 4 hours -- then when you remove your hatching chicks to the brooder, you can turn your turner back on on your eggs.

    Does that make sense? Eggs ready to hatch don't really need to be turned, but those little chicks can survive all kinds of things.
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Agree with above poster. great strategy!
  5. muddyriverdogz

    muddyriverdogz Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2009
    Thanks.That makes perfect sence.

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