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Question about turning eggs in Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tom Gant, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Tom Gant

    Tom Gant Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2008
    How times in a 24 hour period must the eggs be turned?
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I handturn eggs 3 times a day..always an odd number of turns...I turn in the morning when I get up, around 2 in the afternoon and 9 or 10 at night...

    Doesn't have to be precise or right on the dot...
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Thats how I do it also.
  4. Tom Gant

    Tom Gant Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2008
    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking that the magic # was 2 times or once ever 12 hours. Thanks again
  5. dixieschicks

    dixieschicks Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2007
    i turn 3 times a day but never knew why till i found the answer and the light bulb went off.

    if you turn an even number of times, the last side it was on gets more time "overnite" if you are not getting up in the middle of the nite

    if you turn an odd number of times, ie/ x o x, the next day it is o x o, so they get an "equal amount of time, every other day!

    does this make sense? [​IMG]
  6. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I turn 4x. When I get up in the middle of the night to get a drink and use the batheoom I give them a turn.

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