Question about eggs ready to hatch and turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goat_Walker, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    OK! So Im just wondering if I need to take my eggs out of the turner when the are ready to hatch? And if I do , how many days before the due date?

    Im talking about taking two or three of the turner trays out and laying the eggs on their sides on the mesh.
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Yes! They absolutely need to come out of the turner at lockdown--three days before hatch. I like to put them in egg cartons, as it keeps them tidier, makes the chicks stronger (I found that when they have to work against gravity to get out of the shell, they are stronger by the time they are walking around the incubator, which keeps them from stumbling like crazy and potentially hurting themselves in the first few minutes), and they can't kick the remaining eggs to kingdom come. But many, maybe most, folks simply lay them on their sides on the wire mesh.

    Yay, you! Almost hatching time!!

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