Question on Last Three Days

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KinderKorner, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I have 28 eggs in the incubator. I have them numbered into 3 groups. Because I started them on three different days all in a row. #1's I am going to stop turning on friday, #2's on saturday and #3 on sunday. I have hatched about 5 other times before, and always used this method to get more eggs in the incubator. But the more I looked into it people insist that your not suppose to open it on the last 3 days. So will opening it to turn the few later days for a few seconds kill some of my #1's? It always worked before, and I had good hatch rates. But would I be getting more if I didn't do this? What should I do? Should I just stop turning them all on Saturday cause that is in the middle? Or can I open it quickly and turn them like I am suppose to?

    Also when chicks hatch, they move around alot and knock into the eggs and send them rolling. I have some ideas. But what do other people do to stop this from happening.
     
  2. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    If this worked for you I would keep doing it. As far as the chicks knocking into the eggs when they hatch, use a egg cartoon to put them in, big end of egg up. I have seen on here where a lot of people use this method. Good luck!
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go on doing what you have been, if it worked in the past, it will work in the future!!![​IMG]

    P.s good luck!!![​IMG]
     
  4. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    If I put the 'done turning' eggs in a carton, will they still be able to hatch out okay? That seems like a good idea though. My babies always flop around, and roll every egg into a corner, and cover them all with yuck. I will give it a try. Thanks
     

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