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Question on Last Three Days

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

  1. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    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 Songster

    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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