placing an egg turner in incubator a few days later... QUESTION!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by circlecfarms, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. circlecfarms

    circlecfarms In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2011
    Columbia MO
    can you put an egg turner in like 4-5 days after you have already put the eggs in the incubator or should you just wait one way or the other? I was not sure what all would change heat and humidity wise so i figured someone could shed a little light on the matter!
  2. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    The biggest issue I can see you having is with the heat. The egg turners motor gets very hot and you will have to keep an eye on your heat setting as it will be warmer in there with the turner than it was.
  3. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Songster

    Oct 21, 2010
    Boise, ID
    Quote:That's true, but if the bator has a thermostat, it will compensate for the added heat from the motor. It will fluctuate some until the thermostat is able to find the equilibrium temp. Any time you change something mid incubation, it's a calculated risk. But if you need the turner in there for a good reason (ie leaving town...can't turn eggs), it might be worth the risk.

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