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Left eggs on turner day 19

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ddanielle31, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. ddanielle31

    ddanielle31 Just Hatched

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    So this is our first time hatching & we have 2 incubators. One with a turner and one without. Our plan was at Day 18 put the eggs in the incubator without the turner since we have different dated eggs in the main one. Well I forgot to take them out & it's Day 19 (if the first day I put them in counts as zero).
    So should I leave them in the incubator on the turner or should I take them out put them in an egg carton in the other incubator? I say put them in egg carton because I'm worried about laying them down now. The other incubator is set up and ready to go.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I would quickly take them out the turner and I lay them flat on the wire---increase the moisture and let them hatch. I do not use cartons and in my hatcher I hatch 95 to 100% every hatch.
     
  3. ddanielle31

    ddanielle31 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! That's exactly what I'll do. I was just worried about laying them flat after they had been up for so long
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine stay up until I lay them flat for the hatch----Never been a Problem, great hatches----with 1000's and 1000's hatched in the last 3 or so years. Always Lay flat for the hatch and chicks knocking/rolling the unhatched eggs has never effected My hatch---My Chicks stay In the hatcher until after the hatch date has past. Some times between 200 and 300 in the hatcher at one time--Hurts Nothing for my hatches---helps I feel which is why I do it that way.
     
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