Turning eggs by hand.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Joey8765, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need info from people who have turned their eggs by hand, How often do you turn the eggs and what time.. What's a good routine?

    thanks

    Joseph [​IMG]
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I turned them 3 times...after each meal...kinda corny, but it made me remember to turn them [​IMG]
     
  3. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha, what was your hatch rate?
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Oh gosh...I've hatched so many and now I have a turner...best I remember those were shipped eggs and I got like a 50% hatch...which is AMAZING with shipped eggs! Hand turning works better than the turner IMO, but I am NOT turning 40 eggs 3 times a day by hand [​IMG] I'm a hatchaholic...so I'd get carpal tunnel hand turning now [​IMG]
     
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  5. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turned 11 bantam eggs 3 times per day by hand and just had 100% hatch rate.. 2 dies shortly after hatching and the 9 left are doing very well.
     
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  6. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at what time did u turn them. could i see pictures of your inccubator?
     
  7. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I am turning my marans eggs by hand right now because I have two bators going and the egg turner is in the other one. I am doind 3 x's a day. Hope that will be enough.
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I hand turn 3 times a day when I can remember to. I've had 100% hatches at times from shipped eggs and hand turning.
     
  10. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best way to turn the egg - orientation wise?
     
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