Those that use turners...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JimnJanet, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do yinz leave the turner in the bator for the entire hatch or do you remove it at some time twixt day 18 and complete hatch ?
     
  2. VaM715

    VaM715 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take it out at day 18. I reccomend using the carton method for the hatch.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    On Day 18, I remove the turner and put the eggs on the shelf liner-covered wire shelf on their sides, then up the humidity and close the bator. That way, I don't have to open it later. It would be hard for them to hatch in the turner, very likely to get stuck in there.


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  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    If you mean a styro bator, it is best to remove the turner on day 18. To many spaces for chicks to get legs and feet stuck. A chick with a broke leg is hard to fix, if it can be helped at all.

    Matt
     
  5. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx Loren Cynthia and Matt. I figgered it would be a "trap" fer the wee ones.
     

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