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question about turning eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gameboygal12, May 15, 2011.

  1. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the 17th day of incubation for my egg. I know I'm not suppose to turn the egg on the 18th day. Here is my question, I first put the egg in the incubator around 4:00 PM. When I stop turning my egg, Should I still turn it once on the 18th day before 4:00, Or just don't turn it at all on the 18th day?
     
  2. Kermit's shadow

    Kermit's shadow Out Of The Brooder

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    It will make no difference - the chick/embryo can move itself for the last few days (it has to to break out of the shell after all), and doesn't need turning, but ask around and most people using auto-turn machines have forgotten eggs and had them hatch in the trays when being turned, I know that I have, many times.
     

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