So what happens when..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SarahFair, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    What happens when you have to go out of town for a couple days?
    Or youre going to be gone and wont be able to do 1 of the 3 turns?
     
  2. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's where electric turners come in very handy and are worth the cost for only that reason! I believe that I read that the first 3 days and the last 3 days prior to stop turning are the most important, so it might not be as bad as it seems if you are between them and only for a short duration. Not 100% sure though, anyone else?
     
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    If you arent suppose the turn the first 3 days that would be PERFECT!
    Im suppose to go camping friday and saturday the first week in may
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    So two days not turning? I don't know much, but I would go get an automatic turner,
     
  5. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first 3 days and the last 3 days are "most" important..., sorry if I made it unclear. I'd just wait until you got back to start then, if you were going to start them just prior to going. Just keep eggs in a cool temp(store at maybe 55-60 degrees) until you get back if that's possible, unless they will be sitting too much over a weeks time after being laid.
     
  6. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I might have to stay behind on camping then [​IMG]
    Or have everyone come out here [​IMG]
     
  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    The last 3 days they are to be taken OFF the turner...no turns on the LAST 3 days---according to my directions.


    What day are they on?
     
  8. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I havent even collected eggs yet. Im expecting some this week through next week..
    Im learning how the incubator works right now
     
  9. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg! dont skip a camp just to stay home and turn eggs...if you have to set them before you leave,,get a turner,or dont turn them and see how it goes..but go camping..
     
  10. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I cant spnd the extra $40 for a turner. My boyfriend doesnt understand my infatuation with "all theses birds" [​IMG]
     

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