Should I take the egg turner out or not?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazyforchicks, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a still air little giant incubator all set for lockdown on the 10th, I am using the turner right now, could I just leave the eggs in the turner and just unplug it? I would rather do this but I dont know? Any ideas are great!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would remove it, unless you can unplug it right when it is flat [​IMG]
     
  3. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean straight up and down right? [​IMG]
     
  4. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It'd be best to take it completely out. It can cause troubles with hatching [​IMG]
     
  5. tornado8070

    tornado8070 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My opinion would be 2 take it out. Chicks will be bouncing all over in there. If they are steping on the turners they may splay out or break legs. Just my opinion.
     
  6. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So should I place them on their sides just in the bottom of the bator?
     
  7. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, lay them flat on the bottom of the 'bator. The chicks that hatch first will be hopping around, learning balance, gaining strength, etc as the others are hatching. You don't want them to end up injuring themselves on the turner.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    By "bottom of the bator" you mean on the wire mesh? Yes. Not on the true bottom though. I always take the turner out on day 18, too risky for those tiny legs.

    Happy hatching! [​IMG]
     
  9. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Take the turner out. I use rubber shelf liner on top of the wire in the bator. It is soft and non skid for the chicks as they learn to stand and walk. You can clean, sanitize and re use or just throw away. I don't put the shelf liner in until I take the turner out.

    Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]

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  10. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys for the info!!! [​IMG] I am so very excited about this hatch I cant sit still!!!! [​IMG] I am going to take your advice and remove it. And put the shelf liner in! That is genius [​IMG]
     

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