to leave on turner or not

ginnboy

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 3, 2011
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0
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Should I leave my eggs in the turner to hatch and just unplug it or take them out and remove turner and lay them flat on wire to hatch. Thanks
 

Edwards' East of Eden

Songster
8 Years
May 11, 2011
261
5
101
Biloxi, MS
I don't have a turner, but I'm having really good results with hatching the eggs big-end-up in styrofoam egg cartons with the lids cut off and a drainage hole in the bottom of each egg cup. The eggs aren't rolling around into each other, the pips are staying upright so I can see zipping progress, and it's all staying pretty neat.

If I did have a turner, I'd not want to use it for hatching just so I wouldn't have to clean it afterwards of any goop. I can always toss these styrofoam cartons rather than wash them.
 

Bantam Chase

Songster
8 Years
Jul 11, 2011
191
3
119
SC PA
take it out. The chicks will make a mess on it, and they may get tangled in the slots and trays. Either lay them on their sides or use a carton
 

ginnboy

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 3, 2011
23
0
32
Thanks ill take it out. I would hate to lose a chick or two just by not taking it out
 

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