Turning eggs -Should I keep it consistent everyday or turn more often

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ELOISEtheCHICKEN, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. ELOISEtheCHICKEN

    ELOISEtheCHICKEN Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time hatching eggs.
    Turning eggs -Should I keep it consistent everyday or turn more often if I can?
    I don't have an automatic egg turner obviously.
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I don't have a turner either, I turn 3 times a day.... morning, noon, night.... I try to do it about the same time each day but doesn't always work like that. There have been days that Ive only turned twice and everthing seems to work out ok !!! Good luck !!!!
     
  3. ELOISEtheCHICKEN

    ELOISEtheCHICKEN Out Of The Brooder

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    How amny times have you hatched?
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
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    You should make sure the eggs are on a different side each night if that helps.
    Krista
     
  5. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turned my eggs twice a day from day 1 to day 18th and hatched out 8 out of 15 eggs. 2 were clear.
     
  6. ELOISEtheCHICKEN

    ELOISEtheCHICKEN Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess my question is that if I can (3 days a week I work from home), should I turn the eggs more than twice?
     
  7. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's kinda of addictive hatching eggs. But I will wait till fall for my next hatching. It will give me time to look for chicken eggs I really want to hatch.
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I think I read somewhere you can turn anywhere from 2-6 times a day.
    Krista
     
  9. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's up to you. But 3 times is standard.
     
  10. ELOISEtheCHICKEN

    ELOISEtheCHICKEN Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for this info. This is my first hatching. Are any of you local to Mass?
     

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