Turning eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lincolnsilkies, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello quick question i have 2 incubators one has a turner the other i have put in cartons to turn how often must i turn the eggs? thanks!!
     
  2. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
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    depends on who you talk to. some say 2x a day some say 3 times a day
     
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do twice a day
     
  4. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
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    Quote:see! she turns twice! I turn 3x! [​IMG]
     
  5. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she, me ? im a he [​IMG] 2 or three times aday is good. everyone will have a different reason why one or the other is better.
     
  6. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
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    Quote:AWW! IM SORRY!! I didnt take the time to check your page to see if you were he or she! lol
    Please forgive me!! [​IMG]
     
  7. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no problem. I too assume most of you are shes
     
  8. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I read a book devoted to incubating and hatching by Stromberg. Three times is minimum; 5 times results in better hatch rates. Hen--about 96 times a day. Especially important the first week as the embryo needs to get located in the correct place yet not stick to the membrane.

    I keep a log book and check temps frequently so I just rock the cooler. Easy to do 5-7 times a day.
     
  9. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At a minimum 2 times a day. 3-5 times a day is better if you have the time.
     
  10. Tool

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    Is it just a 45deg turn (like gently flopping it to the other side) or a full turn? Thanks
     

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