Need fast response about opening bator after setting eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilDucky85, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set my eggs last night at 7pm. When can I open the bator to turn them? Ive been waiting to get an answer but no one has answered this. Help!! I thought I read let them sit 24 hours. Help before its too late!!
     
  2. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go ahead and turn them...

    Is your incubator having problems coming up to temp or anything that would cause you to worry?
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:too late for what? go ahead and turn them.. who is going to see?

    relax.. you are going to get every opinion there ever was about hatching eggs... just remember
    99.5F 25 to 60% humidity.

    basic stuff.. and do what works for you.. experience will go a long way.

    the only hard rule I follow is do not open the incubator after you quit turning the eggs during the last 3 days..

    other than that, I keep experimenting..
     
  4. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No but I think I read somewhere that I shouldnt open the bator for about 24 hours after setting them. Its only been since 7pm last night. Im just really worried that they might stick if I dont turn them, and cant find info on this. They are finally up to the bator temp and Id hate to disturb them.
     
  5. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok thank you! I just dont want to kill them!! There is so much to know. I researched until I couldnt possibly research anymore but when I actually go to do this theres still so many questions!
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    They need to be turned. [​IMG]
     
  7. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok Ill go turn them now, one more thing are styro foam egg cartons ok to use? Its all I have right now from some chocolate candy eggs.
     
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  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yes that is ok to use.. how are you turning them? I know, by hand..
    but are you tilting the whole carton? If you are tilting the whole carton, you can do that without opening the bator.. just block up one side of the whole bator, and then put the block under the other side at turning time.. at first excess water might run out so set a towel under the bator to soak it up.. then just add water as needed..

    and relax, your yolks are not going to stick..

    find something ese to worry about..
     
  9. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I never thought of just tilting the whole thing. Thank you for letting me know that. Yeah Id be worried about the water running down. I do have a towel under it already though. I have an egg turner coming any day now but yesterday I read in the LG instructions that they cant be used with Duck eggs?! This is just my luck.

    I do have something else to worry about, my 2 year old wanting Mommy to play! Play now, eggs later! [​IMG] However right now I just need to know if my eggies are ok. So he is here helping me type.

    Thank you so much!! Its a huge help!
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2009
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Go play with your 2 y/o. [​IMG] Your eggs will be fine. [​IMG]
     

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