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Should i put the turner in?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thechickman04, May 15, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have eggs in the incubator that i have been hand turning. They are on day 14. Someone gave me a turner today, and i was wondering if i should put the eggs in the turner or keep doing what im doing?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    My thoughts...I would continue hand turning for this hatch of eggs.......use the turner from the start if you set another hatch...and if your addicted like the rest of us, yup, you will set another and another and another [​IMG]
     
  3. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes im addicted
     
  4. My Little Sister's Farm

    My Little Sister's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Studies show that after 14 days turning isn't going to effect your hatch. Some people argue this that you have to do it til day 19, and I do it until day 19. But you aren't going to change your odds of hatchability by not using the turner. Save it for your next hatch. You should clean it really well before using it the first time anyway. You don't really know where it's been, it could use a good scrub down.
     

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