1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

LG users...Hand turn advice...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Vamp-A-Billy Princess, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Should I have then on their sides or put them in egg cartons and tilt them? Anyone have better results with one over the other?
  2. I've never used the egg carton method--I've had pretty good results with my duck eggs--but I just put them on the incubator grate, on their sides...
  3. Love my Critters!

    Love my Critters! Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Carlsbad, NM
    I've never used the carton either. I just lay the eggs on their sides also.
  4. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Do you turn them the first day. I thought someone said the day you put them in didnt count as day 1?
  5. talos321

    talos321 Songster

    Maybe build you a tiltable egg carton with strings for each end. That way you won't have to even open it as the temps and humidity fluctuate wildly when you do also they are all turned at once. I tried turning 24 eggs in one laying on the screen for two days and bought an automatic egg turner.

    From what I understand you do not turn the first 24 hours.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: