Turninbg and hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by berryhill chicks, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. berryhill chicks

    berryhill chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2009
    southeast louisiana
    Got dates wrong or chicks early, still in incubator and hatching like crazy with the turning motor still running. Have more in there for 10 May:)
  2. kycowgirl78

    kycowgirl78 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2009
    Morgantown, Ky
    Have had the same thing happen to me. Usually I can't get enough eggs together quick enough before they go bad to fill bator and don't want them to go to waste (we don't EAT a lot of eggs) so many times I'll have a couple of groups with different hatch dates. Have previously had problems with baby chicks getting stuck in between turner rows and such so I'm trying something a little different this time. Today was day 18, time to stop turning the soon to hatchers (hopefully) but still have another set in there so this is what I decided to do. I turned off my turner and took it out. I marked the eggs due to hatch and they are on one side, marked the others different and they are on other side, I'll continue to turn the non due eggs by hand until my chicks hatch around sunday and go into the brooder. Then I'll put them back in the turner and let them continue to turn until their 18th day. It's a pain, lots of maybe unnecessary work, but makes me feel more confortable about the chicks that hatch not getting stuck under a turning row or I've also heard some horror stories lately about them hatching egg carton style if they peep upside down. Up to you, whatever works for you. Congrats on the hatchers!!!

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