Turn eggs twice a day or not at all?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chick Phil A, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Chick Phil A

    Chick Phil A Out Of The Brooder

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    My work/home schedule won't permit me to turn the eggs more than twice a day (I have had no luck training the dogs to do it). I'd like to hatch a few chicks to replace some of the older flock.

    Should I go for a no-turn incubation or turn them every 12 hours? Why?
     
  2. Slongest

    Slongest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turn our eggs twice a day due to same reason as you but I turn in the morning and a few hours before i go to bed. I have a 100% hatch rate with my own eggs and a little lower with shipped eggs due to handling and obvious reasons.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  4. Chick Phil A

    Chick Phil A Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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