Question about turning eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Felicia, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I have seen some pictures were instead of laying the eggs on their side, they leave them in the carton (with no top) and just put something underneath one end, so that they are moving from side to side. Does this work or is it better to just do them by hand? I hopefully will be getting chicken eggs and gosling eggs and I am trying to figure out the best method...

    Last time I hatched eggs, it was chicken eggs and I was around 6 years old. Hehe, so now ten years later I don't remember everything that we did. But I have been doing LOTS of reading. But this is something I couldn't find anything on....

    Thank you!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    As long as they are shifted from one side to the other, it doesn't matter if you hand turn or do it by actual turner or tilt. It all does the same thing. I just dont like to hand turn and use an automatic turner.
     
  3. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you leave them in a carton, you have to cut dime size holes out in each egg slot ( for air to get to the bottom of the egg), and you don't have to open the bator and lose the heat and humidty three times aday, just tilt the bator to 30deg each way
     
  4. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome. That's a lot easier then turning every single one. And that way I won't loose so much heat. Thanks for the great info [​IMG]
     

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