turner in now what?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sissy, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatch came early and the turner is still in. and the little ones are climbing all over the turner can this hurt them?
    should I remove the turner I have about 25 more eggs to hatch that are pipping. I now have I looks black ameraucana from sebright and more to hatch and 2 silkies from CJexotixs
    and more to hatch, [​IMG]
     
  2. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    wow congrat's on all the babies. You have a very good question on your hands. What comes to mind is possibly the turner could catch their little legs and trap them when it turns to a certain angel. I would think of a way to take it out.
     
  3. allquackedup

    allquackedup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had the same thing happen. We let the little one dry and moved them some would say prematurely. Brooder needs heat lamp. We had no problem with ours. I would move the chicks and lay the eggs down in the incubator. Just be quick but careful. Good luck!!!
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Allquackedup and Aslyum .
    thanks thats just what i did fast and furious place the eggs and the 3 babes on a warm wet towel did take the turner out
    Ihad shut it down. and placed them all back
    and now see about 4 more pips. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:hey no problem. congrat's on the 4 new pips!!!! take some pics'!!!
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    So, how did it go? How was the hatch? I hope it was successful for you. You said, "hatch came early." What day did they pip on?
     
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    This sort of thing makes me think I should put an on/off switch on the egg-turner so that I can switch it off with "Lockdown" without opening the 'bator.

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
    (Who FAILED miserably with his first attempt at incubating in a homemade 'bator and has relied upon broody hens since. Will do the Hovabator thing this Winter!)
     

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