Set it... And forget it.

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
7,178
73
306
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
My Coop
Hi! Yes I did. Set them and forgot them.
Set 5 dozen eggs on the 31st and plumtotallycompletely forgot them. Looked at the calender this morning and saw it was time to candle and realized they'd been in a week without being turned at all

Don't know how it will effect their 'hatchability', but most of them look good (the duds were the usual suspects --- old eggs).


Lisa
 

SarahFair

Songster
11 Years
Sep 23, 2008
3,696
30
209
Monroe, Ga
Hmm...
Good luck!

Ive gone a fair amount of days without turning and everything was fine



They are so early off it shouldnt matter toooo much...
Right?
 

SunChick

Songster
12 Years
Feb 23, 2007
448
1
151
Bel Air, Maryland
I think I remember reading somehwere that eggs that weren't turned in the first week had the same hatch rate as eggs that had been....there was a thread on that somewhere...
 

Redcatcher

Songster
9 Years
May 7, 2010
1,001
9
154
At My Desk!
SUMMARY
1. Turning hens' eggs between the 4th and 7th day of incubation gives a
hatchability similar to that of eggs turned throughout incubation.
2. Turning the eggs between the 8th and 11th day gives a hatchability similar
to that of unturned eggs.
 

mylittlezoo

Poppy Creek Farm
10 Years
Mar 16, 2009
631
2
149
GA
Did the exact same thing to some eggs a couple weeks ago, except it wasn't entirely my fault - the turner packed in and I didn't realise. Had a great hatch - so don't worry about it.
 

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
7,178
73
306
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
My Coop
Hi! Thanks for the reassurance! I had a turner once that was prone to hang up and when I'd candle I'd find black 'stuck blobs' --- but I don't remember *when* it quit turning (it only hung up twice) and was anticipating seeing that again.
I was pleasantly surprised when I didn't find any 'stuck' embryos.


Lisa
 

joe17

Songster
10 Years
Nov 25, 2009
1,565
8
161
Louisiana
what does a "stuck embryo" look like?! I have shipped eggs and I didnt turn them the first 3 days so the air sacs re attached but some people said that not turner the first three days might kill them. I candled them but I dont know what a stuck embryo looks like..... Mine are in lockdown on day 19 now. I hope they hatch fine! What happens if an embryo was stuck? Does it not hatch right? I hope mine hatch alright!
 

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