Turining

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RhodeIslandReds, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. RhodeIslandReds

    RhodeIslandReds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my egg turner has decided to stop rotating the eggs for me and I wont have the time to do it by hand. Will me not turning the egg give them a 0% hatch rate? Any info would help on this.

    Thanks,
    RIRs
     
  2. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on what point in development they are at... turning from days 4-15 (for chickens) is pretty important... even if you can only turn them once or twice a day it will increase your chances.
     
  3. soap&eggs

    soap&eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from my understanding..no turning of eggs will result in yholk sticking to shell..if chicks develope at all more then likey damaged chicks.....it really only takes a few seconds to hand turn..at least for me it does....i was given a non working turntable..i clipped off motor / wiring..thbere is a small handle i use to turn if using this..it just flips eggs from side to side..does nor completely turn eggs.. my hatch rate has dropped considerably if i use it..but also could just be bum eggs ??? else wise i handturn each egg...i had heard many years ago a hen turns her eggs 40++ times a day.
     
  4. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put your eggs in a carton & prop them up against the wall of the bator & turn them 2 times a day, it doesn't take but a few seconds to do this, surely you got 1 minute a day.
     

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