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Turning eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by henney penny, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told to turn my eggs only twice a day,has anyone done this and had a good hatch?From what I have read the least you should turn is three times a day.Also I got shipped eggs and one was broke out of 18,I was told to leave them upright in the incubator for 10 days to heal any tissue that might be injured and not turn them.This is my first time incubating I need some help.
     
  2. gypsygirl1421

    gypsygirl1421 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my neighbors had eggs in the incubator and I had to babysit for them while he was away. I turned them twice a day (before work, after work) for a week and he had 80% hatch. He told me he usually only turned them twice also.
     
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    The turning thing might be a little over done, in my opinion. You don't want the chic embryo to stick to one side of the inner egg and cause deformity. However, I doubt a broody hen sitting on a dozen eggs actually rotates each egg 3x per day. Some people don't turn at all and have had successful hatches, but it seems the vast majority will do some turning at least daily.

    The 10 day thing for shipped eggs doesn't right. You should maybe do 1 day, but that's it. And since it's summer time, you should probably get them in the bator as soon as possible.
     
  4. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks sounds good to me,I read somewhere that 12 hours would be long enough before you put them in,what do you think?
     
  5. ChickieWoo

    ChickieWoo Out Of The Brooder

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    My neighbor also just turned his eggs twice a day. Out of 40 eggs 35 hatched and 5 were infertile.
     

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