Problem with egg turning?!?!?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Rose98, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Rose98

    Rose98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The turner on my incubator is broken and I didn't realise for the first 36 hours of incubation. Since then I have turned the 3 times a day by hand and up to day 5. I have read about not turning eggs causing chicks to form wrong. Do you think I may have this problem with any that may make it out??? I really don't want to hatch chicks that die or I have to kill due to health problems....
    Also do you think I should turn them more then 3 times a day were possible???
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Turning is one of those things that people worry too much about IMO. I've done mixed hatches in one incubator, where I have multiple due dates. When I have eggs that are close to hatch, I turn off the turner for a few days so that the chicks can position themselves to zip and hatch. Once those chicks have hatched, I turn the turner back on for the remaining eggs. I've never had a chick hatch with deformities as a result of not being turned for a couple of days!
     
  3. Rose98

    Rose98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, thank you very much.
    Probably worrying to much.
     

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