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Survey: How often and how much rotation when you turn?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tazcat70, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I was reading somewhere and I saw that someone had eggs that were shipped and there was a problem with the yolk. This person did not turn or even move the eggs for the first week and she got a good hatch rate.

    So I was wondering if you move the eggs less is it better than if you move them more. Guess-ti-mates are fine, I just want an idea. [​IMG]

    So how do you turn your eggs? (flip, gently wiggle, turner, etc)

    How often do you turn them?

    How was your hatch rate?
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I turned my eggs 1/4 a turn 5 times per day.
    100% hatch this time. [​IMG]
  3. pax12

    pax12 Songster 10 Years

    Feb 7, 2008
    I turn mine 7 tims a day
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got turners because I have CRS and always was forgetting to turn them!! [​IMG]
  5. I've been turning 5 times a day, half turns.
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 11 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I turned 3-4 times a day, 1/4 turn, and I had a good hatch rate.
  7. Nefertiti

    Nefertiti In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Work schedules only allow 2/day turning during the week, but we turn at least 3 times a day, some times 5, on week ends. Normal hatch rate averages 1 in two dozen (or so) that dosn't hatch out.
  8. chickhamm

    chickhamm Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    I turn mine 3 times a day, also every few days i turn the eggs 1/4 of a turn within their little slot. Its really easy with the egg cartons, i just flip them over to the other side, they are done in less than 2 mins.


  9. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:Thank you all!!!

    Theressa- how do they all hatch out with that many eggs?
  10. Nu2Chicks

    Nu2Chicks In the Brooder

    Feb 29, 2008
    Palm Springs
    Like Katy, I also have CRS, and therefore use the auto turner that came with the Turn-X incubator. Think it turns them every half hour.


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