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Questions about hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Simon6101, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Simon6101

    Simon6101 New Egg

    Jul 16, 2012
    I have 19 eggs in a LG incubator with and egg turner. I understand that on day 18 to stop turning and raise the humidity. Where I am confused is this. Do I remove the rggs from the turner and place on the screened bottom or what? Thank you
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    take the turner out of the incubator and lay the eggs on their side for hatching. Most line the wire with rubber shelf liner to give the chicks better footing.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I take the turner out and lay them on their side directly on the wire. That does a couple of things.

    It gets the turner out of the way so they don't have cracks and places their feet or legs can get trapped in.

    But my big reason is that it makes clean-up a lot easier. Those chicks and eggs make a mess when they hatch. My turner is hard plastic and is pretty easy to clean up, but it has a motor that would not be easy to clean if it got really messy.

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