turning eggs in the new dasp 'bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MrsEison, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. MrsEison

    MrsEison Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2012
    the new dasp incubator says you dont have to turn the eggs as "it is a small batch hatch" or something like that, anyway it says you dont have to turn them. it only hatches 7 eggs at a time but still..............?? I want to get one for my kindergarten class and wont be able to turn them on weekends so was just wondering.
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    All eggs need turned. Did you see that bator on Craig's list? If you won't be there I would go with the brinsea mini advanced
  3. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2012
    Sin, MX. now CA.
    Are you talking about Rcom mini?
  4. MrsEison

    MrsEison Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2012
    I'm not sure, it was the little one from Dasp.
  5. Dasp

    Dasp Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 10, 2012
    Simi valley
    Hello MrsEison,

    Normally when incubating eggs you do move them around or side to side or give them an entire flip when laying sideways.

    But nevertheless there are folks who have good hatch rates without turning eggs.

    We ourselves have hatched eggs with the mini Dasp incubator by turning the eggs from side to side

    and by leaving them alone and just making sure the temperature and humidity were carefully monitored.

    The mini incubator has a capacity of 7 eggs, All though works best with 6 to not cause any overcrowding as with most incubators

    it is not recommended to do the full capacity no matter what size the incubator is large or small.

    Therefore, If you are manually turning the eggs every day besides on the weekends you should be ok with that.

    As long as you carefully ensure the temperature is not dropping at night and the humidity is carefully controlled you will have a hatchrate.

    We have had reviews from customers who have had a 100% hatch rate with their own fertile eggs and about a 60-80% hatch rate with eggs they purchased online and had them shipped before incubation.

    If you have any questions you are more than welcome to visit our site and we will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have regarding how to incubator or send us a message through BYC.

    Hope this helps!

  6. MrsEison

    MrsEison Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2012
    Thanks so much for the info!! Kindergarten class would LOVE this! :)

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