please can someone help!!!!!!!! Its urgent

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  1. Randhawa chickens

    Randhawa chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all
    I was just looking to find out if I have one of those automatic turners in my homemade incubator the cradling ones

    And I have read mixed ideas about this and was wondeering if from day18 onward if I turn it off will they still hatch in the turner with the air cell up

    Please give plenty of feedback

    Jai:confused:
     
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  2. Randhawa chickens

    Randhawa chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    someone answer
     
  3. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pictures? what type of incubator?
     
  4. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take the turner out at day 18 and lay the eggs on a flat surface in the bator. Newly hatched baby chicks are very poor walkers and I worry about them getting caught in the turner.

    I quickly put the eggs in a holder, take out the turner (after turning it off) and then quickly put the eggs back in. Momma leaves the nest for that amount of time, and I have not had a problem.
     
  5. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take the turner out at day 18 and lay the eggs on a flat surface in the bator. Newly hatched baby chicks are very poor walkers and I worry about them getting caught in the turner.

    I quickly put the eggs in a holder, take out the turner (after turning it off) and then quickly put the eggs back in. Momma leaves the nest for that amount of time, and I have not had a problem.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Its better to remove the turner, the chicks can get caught in it. Take it out on day 18 when you increase the humidity and stop turning them. Good luck!
     
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  7. epen1234

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    I would take them out of the turner and lie them on there side... its hard on their weak bodies to get out of their eggs propped up. I have an incubator with a wired floor and their legs are very fragile so I lay a towel at over the wire to reduce injure and just lie them on their side it makes it tons easier for them to hatch!! [​IMG] hope all goes well
     

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