The eggs were only turned once today.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by P0U1TRYP3RS0N, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I worked all day yesterday and only turned the eggs in the 'bator once. Then, today, I thought I'd turn them all three times and guess what--I forgot [​IMG]. I only turned them once. This is day 3 of incubation. I candled a couple and can see little tiny blood vessels. So would only turning them once a day for two days kill them?! AHHHHH!!!!!!!!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They will be fine. No worries. You can miss a few days here and there no problem.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    As Silkie says missing a day here and there is fine....the reason for hand turning several times a day is to prevent the yolk from settling to one side and to exercise the embryo.......
     
  4. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the reason for hand turning several times a day is to prevent the yolk from settling to one side and to exercise the embryo

    *chuckles* youll just have lazy chicks........ [​IMG]


    no no, they will be fine, some days i only get to turn 1 time, some days i get to turn 3 times. so far they seem to be hatching great.​
     
  5. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll just get some that like to sleep like dead bugs! Pfffft! I still can't explain how one of my Leghorns slept upside down in the yard all the time - maybe she was from a no turn hatch!
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I was only turning a couple of eggs 1 or 2 times per day because I didn't have room on the turner for them (plus the fact that I'm at work during the day). As soon as a spot opened up, I put them in and they hatched just fine on day 21. [​IMG]
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    A couple years back, as an experiment, I incubated 18 Guinea fowl eggs. For the entire incubation period I never opened the incubator. No turning, no adding water, nothing. !5 of the 18 hatched.
    Lesson learned: chill out, the process is very forgiving.
     
  8. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Days 3-9 are the most important for the turning anyway. No worries if you totally missed the first 2 days! It is actually OK to turn days 3-14 only.

    It is amazing sometimes -- the more I worry & work with a hatch, the worse it usually goes-- the least I do, often, it is for the better! More hatch. As with a lot of things, sometimes we can know too much.
     

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