New Here-- question about turning?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cozycritters, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi-- I'm very new to all of this-- my incubator is on its way here right now, and I've been doing my homework, but I'm confused about one thing... turning!

    Do you lay the egg on its side and literally turn in onto it's other side as I've seen, or do you place it pointy side up and just shift a little which direction it is...

    I appreciate the help. I know I'm in over my head, so I'm trying hard not to care too much what happens for my first hatch!
     
  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put an X on one side and an O on the other and completly roll them... I don't know about everybody else. I now have a turner so I don't have to mess with that anymore.
     
  3. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    Just wanted to say Hi and welcome!!
     
  4. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, that's good to know. I saw a site somewhere that said it was just a 90 degree shift from one side to the other, with the point facing up... and I'm too green to know!

    Did everyone here have chickens/birds before trying to hatch?
     
  5. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    yes we had bought hens and then a roo before we hatched any of our own. what are you going to hatch??
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Pointy top should be down, rounded bottom up (this is where the air cell generally is). Unless you're laying them on their side and then you don't have to worry about that. [​IMG]
     
  7. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A mix of this and that. I've got twelve random chicken eggs coming in the mail.

    I'm in AZ so I'm a little curious to see if the drier air here poses a problem for humidity in the incubator...
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The novelty of hand turning will wear off. LOL

    You can hatch just fine with out a turner but if you get a chance to buy one I recommend that you do. LOL
     
  9. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I went online and bought one... Dh is going to KILL me! LOL! Oh, well, I just used my "allowance" for my business on this...

    I'm addicted already and have nothing yet!
     

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