Leaving turner grate (off) in Nurture Right 360

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My last hatch I had some chicks turn eggs over that had already pipped and the chicks i n the eggs died.
Has anyone left the egg grate in during a hatch? I'm hoping that it will allow the eggs to remain stable and not be shifted everywhere...Thanks
 

MGG

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My last hatch I had some chicks turn eggs over that had already pipped and the chicks i n the eggs died.
Has anyone left the egg grate in during a hatch? I'm hoping that it will allow the eggs to remain stable and not be shifted everywhere...Thanks
I think it should be fine, as long as the turner is off.
 

AquaDuck

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My last hatch I had some chicks turn eggs over that had already pipped and the chicks i n the eggs died.
Has anyone left the egg grate in during a hatch? I'm hoping that it will allow the eggs to remain stable and not be shifted everywhere...Thanks

Hate it when the newborns roll the other eggs around... In big hatches I use the egg grate (with the eggs laying on their sides), or even a divider in the incubator. If it's a small hatch I'll constantly remove the chicks as soon as they dry off.
Make sure the eggs aren't so tightly jammed that they can't move properly though. The need a bit of room to maneuver.
 

Punkybrewster

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Another solution is to buy a second inexpensive incubator to put the newly hatched chicks in to dry off.

This would keep them from banging around the eggs that havent hatched yet.
 

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