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turning eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lemondsm, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. lemondsm

    lemondsm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turn my eggs 3 times a day m-f but on the weekends I have more time and occasionally turn them 4-5 times a day. Should I turn them more often if I am able too? Is that bad for the eggs to be turned only three times a day during the week and then multiple times on the the weekends? Should I or shouldn't I?
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Three times daily is best.
     
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I would stick with 3. Rotating 4 would equate to the eggs spending more time on one side, which isn't the best thing. You want them to spend equal amounts of time in each position. Roughly 8 hours on each side when rotating 3 times daily. This is the science behind it anyway....
     
  4. DAVE07

    DAVE07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Why is my RCOM20 Pro automatically programmed to turn the eggs 90 degrees every hour? Is this over kill?
     
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Nope. That's great actually! 12 hours on one side of the egg and 12 on the other.
     

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