turning eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by davecash, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Songster

    Jul 22, 2007
    is there a particular/specific way to do it? or can you just roll them around in your hand and consioder that rolling em.. do you really have t od oit 3 times a day?
  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    The more times you roll them each day, the better. Helps keep them developing 'evenly', and is supposed to help them access nutrients for growth too.

    The person I know who has an excellent hatch rate turns the eggs 6 times a day! Just running your hand along the tops of them to roll them over is supposed to be OK.

    I had the 'X' and 'O' marks on mine, and each evening set them all same way up, but I don't know if it matters: the hens don't write on their eggs!

  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i turn my eggs at least 5 times a day 180 each time
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Hand roll them 3 times a day. Do it through the viewing window and wear clean cotton lab gloves when you do.

    Instead of "X"ing and "O"ing, use your pencil for something else.

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