question on incubated eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amafaj, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. amafaj

    amafaj New Egg

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    I just noticed that my automatic egg turner was off for the last two days. I just got it going again, I put the eggs in the incubator Feb,19th. Is it too late to save them or do they still have a chance?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    There is always a chance IMHO but I am shure others will have more knolwage then I .
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Sometimes people can't or forget to hand turn for a few days and still have great hatches. I wouldn't worry too much.
     
  4. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set eggs a few hours ago and when I read this it reminded me to plug in the turner so thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    I am the worst about hand turning my eggs. I took my auto turner out so I could put in more eggs and sometimes I miss days where I don't turn them at all. They never seem the worse for wear....
    I wouldn't worry too much about. They are a lot hardier than you think [​IMG]
     
  6. amafaj

    amafaj New Egg

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    Thanks all, I feel a little better and to freshegg "LOL, no problem".
     
  7. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have actually read something on here somewhere saying that it is ok to only turn them the first 5 days then you don't have to turn them at all. Don't remember what post it was. Wonder how much truth is in that. I have an auto turner but need to make more room for eggs but am afraid i will forget to turn them by hand.
     

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