Is it possible to turn eggs too much?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dillydudeman, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. dillydudeman

    dillydudeman Out Of The Brooder

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    hi i just bought a sportsman incubator with automatic turner and the thing constantly turns. it takes about 10 secoonds to flip the eggs. and it rotates 24/7. so if you do the math 24 hours(86,400 seconds) divided by 10 seconds equals 8640 turns in one day. Is it bad to flip an egg 8640 times in one day?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Yes, it is. Sounds like your turner is malfunctioning.

    No more than every two hours or thereabouts. Three to five times a day is sufficient. Just so long as it's an odd number.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012

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