Lockdown when I still have to turn some eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AtlantisPeeps, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    So I have half of my clutch set due for the 28th, and the other half a few days later on the 3rd of July.

    So I'm supposed to take the turner out 18 days in, so that would be the 25th for the first half. I was planning to take the turner out, and just hand turn the others until theyre 18 days in.

    Would that be ok? Would opening to hand turn some of the eggs a few times a day affect the ones in lock down? Should I just make sure I have plenty of water in there? Should I just not worry about it?
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    I have read that turning the eggs or most important during the first couple of weeks. So if they are just a few days apart I don't think you need to worry about turning the second batch while on lockdown. They should be fine.
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    They should be fine with no turning, or you can hand turn them if you'd like. Keep it humid and stop turning them if any of the other chicks pip.
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    xs 2. Eggs don't need to be turned after 2 weeks. So as long as there's not more than a weeks difference not turning is fine. I actually stop turning my eggs at day 14 as a normal practice.

    If they are more than a week apart I would continue turning, just make sure your humidity is up and comes back up after closing.

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