Newbie with 54 eggs in the bator! Help!

ekempin

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
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We picked up 54 eggs today (all different breeds) and I went ahead and stuck them in the bator(hovabator with egg turner) Should I have let them rest first? Also, there were too many eggs to fit in the turner, so I put some along the side and had to stack a couple on top...is this okay? Once I weed out some of the bad ones I will stick them in the turner, but will it work for a couple days? Ahhh so many questions! But I will try to keep it to a few per post. Oh, and I'm Elise and I live in AZ! I am doing a research project on embryo development.
 

conny63malies

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 22, 2008
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Annetta Kentucky
Hi
i am new here too. I got from tomorrow on about 30 eggs in my bator. silkies,frizzles,polish and cochins
good luck hatching

ill be sending you some positive juju your way
 

hypnofrogstevie

chick magnet
12 Years
Jul 12, 2007
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Newton NJ
When they come in the should sit at room temp for about 8+ hours. I dont think the ones on top will turn would they? if they do make sure you candle at day 7 for viening.
 

ekempin

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
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Does it make a difference that they were just layed today? We got them local.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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If they are local they are fine...usually shipped eggs are the ones you let rest to let the air cells rest up....stacking them is ok if your going to turn the first 7 days til you candle...then you can weed out what doesn't develop....Just hand turn 3 times a day ....
 

ekempin

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
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How much do I turn them exactly? Like rotate or just tilt?
Also, what does RIR stand for? I keep seeing it...
 
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4boysmom

Songster
12 Years
Jun 12, 2007
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I have 49 in my bator...thought I would hand turn for a day, switch them with a row in the turner, hand turn those for a day, etc, etc.....thought this would give them a better chance than me getting them turned just right!
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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I do both hand turn with one bator and my new one has a turner...if they were mine I would rotate them with an X on one side and an O on the other...at day 7, I would candle and remove clears, still keeping questionable ones.....then put them in the turner, turn it on and let it do the work for you...

How many does your turner hold?....

and like Katy says RIR is a breed of chicken..
 
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