Question about egg turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyNameIs86, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow I'm renting an egg incubator from a local farm...
    It's a styrofoam box with an egg turner and every thing else etc...

    It has this as an egg turner:

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    My thing is... do they hatch on the turner? I would think the turner would not be good for the hatching part.
    what happens when they do hatch? i guess you would leave them be for the time period. but anybody used this before?
    Does it hurt the chicks?
     
  2. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I accidentally let my chicks hatch in the egg turner once, when I was still starting out with the incubating, and they were okay.

    I don't recommend it though.

    Good luck with your hatch. I can't wait until my eggs start to hatch in my antique, round galvanized metal incubator.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  3. srpaint

    srpaint Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually when it comes time for lock down you take the turner out and lay the eggs on their side.
     
  4. maloneyb

    maloneyb Out Of The Brooder

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    no - you need to place the eggs (3 or 4 days before hatch) into a hatcher,.
     
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need a Hatcher, but you will need to take out the egg turner on day 18 and lay the eggs on their side. Up the humidity to about 70% these last 3 days of incubation.

    A hatcher makes it easier to to staggered hatches, and keeps the incubator clean.

    A hatcher, is basically an incubator without a turner, and you bring the eggs from your incubator to the hatcher, making incubator cleanup easy.
     

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