Manualling turning eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moomee56, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. moomee56

    moomee56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    So. Cal
    How would you do that? [​IMG] I know you have to do it 3 times a day, I think, but I am not sure how much to turn them or when. Any help? [​IMG]
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    hens don't have clocks, they just rearrange things every now and then. if you are using a Styrofoam bater I would recommend putting the eggs in the bottom half of egg cartons to keep them big end up. then place a brick under one side of the bator. after a few hours yo put it under the other side. this way the eggs get sloshed without opening the bator keeping the temp steady.
  3. Apriljc

    Apriljc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    If resting on their side, place them so the large end is slightly higher than the small end. Draw an x on one side and an o on the other so that when they lay on their side, you only see the one letter (each egg showing the same letter). Three to five times a day, gently roll all of the eggs so that you see the opposite letter. Roll them an odd number of times each day so that their night hours are spent on the opposite side of the night before. The exact time doesn't matter, find something that works with your schedule and can be relatively consistent. Maybe when u wake up, get home from work, and bedtime. For chicken eggs, turn for the first 18 days.
  4. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008

    I put mine on a paper towel cut into circles. I mark with a X on one side and a letter or number on the opposite side. When I candle them I right down Egg B has veins/movement ect.
    This way I keep track of the good eggs and roll them all to the right side. During lockdown I put the fat end up a little for the air sac.
  5. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2010
    Idaho Falls
    I only turn mine 2 times a day, morning and night.. they have hatched great..
  6. moomee56

    moomee56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    So. Cal
    ok that makes sense. Thanks for your help! Hopefully I'll try this and it will work well!

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