Set it... And forget it.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dipsy Doodle Doo, Jun 7, 2010.

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

  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Good luck!

    Ive gone a fair amount of days without turning and everything was fine [​IMG]

    They are so early off it shouldnt matter toooo much...
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hatching by Ronco?
  4. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
  5. SunChick

    SunChick Songster

    Feb 23, 2007
    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...[​IMG]
  6. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Songster

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    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.
  7. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    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. [​IMG]
  8. 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.

  9. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    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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