turning eggs 2Xs a day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Johnboat, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Johnboat

    Johnboat Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2009
    Anything wrong with it ? I dont have alot of time during the day at home and have spoke to some folks that are doing it. Whats your opinion ? Thanks
  2. new-roo

    new-roo Scrambled

    Oct 19, 2007
    2 X a day used to be the standard, dont know when it switched to 3, If you turn them as often as you can then that will be OK. Trust me, there was more than one day that they didnt even get the 2X turning when I was a kid, and we always had decent hatches anyway.
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I'd do 3x's so there not resting on one side for long. But you could probably get away with 2x's.
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Twice is only a problem because with an even number they always spend the entire night on the same side. So people started shifting to three. Many old hands say four even five times. If you shoot for three but you get to two some of the time it will work out.

    Since I'm working with eggs that were poorly turned in the beginning, I turn three four or five times a day. And it helps, most of them came unstuck. And that's all I was shooting for.

    None of the rules are set in stone, do what you can but I never met a chicken or turkey who read the rules and they seem to get it done.

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