OK to change from hand turning to automatic turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justtoni44, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    Hi,
    I have eggs in the incubater that I have been hand turning,(on thier side).
    Is there any reason I cannot change them to an automatic turner.
    They have been in for 1 week
    I read somewhere not to but did not make sense to me.
    Thank You
     
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    go ahead, just be careful when you transfer them, try not to juggle them, and when you have them out of the 'bator place them in a warmed towel, just in case it takes you a bit longer to set up the turner than you think.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Ditto, treat them like they will break if you move too fast....
     
  4. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry this seems obvious but be sure to put the pointy end of the egg down.
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Wash your hands well before moving them and be sure your turner is sanitized as well....warm towel, ditto and warm room too!!! Best of luck, Nancy
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:good point, sometimes the obvious is forgotten when your in a hurry [​IMG]
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Keep an eye on the temperature too. The turner motor will probably raise the temperature up a degree or two.
     
  8. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    Thank You all for your input................
    The obvious is O.K.[​IMG]
     

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