Serama eggs & lockdown? Egg turner, no egg turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JodiLynn, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. JodiLynn

    JodiLynn Chirping

    Jul 13, 2012
    I have serama eggs going into lockdown today. My question is should I just leave the turner in there turned OFF? I have hatched out seramas before but I removed the egg turner and put them in egg cartons and had poor hatch rates. So I am wondering since they are such small eggs that by removing the turner and putting them into egg cartons on the bottom of the incubator that the internal temperature is dropping. Today is day 18 and I need advice on what to do. I have 15 live and moving seramas in the egg and there are a few polish in there as well. What do you seasoned hatchers think?

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I remove the turner to make clean-up easier.

    If you have a still air incubator you can get different temperatures at different elevations. Mine is a forced air so my temperature stays the same throughout the incubator.

    Maybe you could put something under the cartons that raises them to the same elevation as your turner if yours is a still air. Just make sure the cartons are stable and won’t flip over if a chick starts crawling around.

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