Rookie question re:turning eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    My daughter came home with a dozen eggs from a sleepover two weeks ago with no info. I have a homemade bator and have been turning them about 4x a day. Well I wasn't expecting anything until next weekend since she said they had just been taken from the nest. Apparently some had already been in the nest a week as they started hatching 2 days ago. I read in one place to turn until day 18 and another said you didn't need to turn the last week. I was going to stop turning because most are probably older than we thought. 7 have hatched so far and the only info I have is the hens were big and black, half the chicks look like pics I have seen of black australorp, the other half are grey/silver and yellow. We have no idea what the rooster was, he was killed (by dog)2 days before she got the eggs. So my question is, is it ok to stop turning?
  2. CindyS

    CindyS Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Geneseo, Illinois
    If 7 out of 12 have hatched, more than likely they are all due at the same time, yes you should stop turning.

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