to leave on turner or not

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginnboy, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. ginnboy

    ginnboy Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. Edwards' East of Eden

    Edwards' East of Eden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. builderone

    builderone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a turner. I take it out for lock down.
    Chad
     
  4. Bantam Chase

    Bantam Chase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  5. ginnboy

    ginnboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ill take it out. I would hate to lose a chick or two just by not taking it out
     

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