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Turning eggs...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicabee19, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    I keep reading about turning eggs, but I don't understand how the turning is done... especially if eggs are in an egg carton.

    Is there a video showing how to do it?


  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    If you have them in an egg carton, you can simply prop up one end of the carton by placing something underneath a corner. Alternate that several times a day and you are "egg turning".

  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    oh. I thought you had to turn each egg completely over, but that did not jive with the "fat end on top" rule, hence I was confus-ed.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2008
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I tilt the whole carton onto it's side, then turn it the other side (very carefully so none fall out) . Oldtimegator had a pic for me here but I can't find it and my camera is out (charging). I put it on the long side or I take the lid I cut off the carton and set half the egg carton on it so it is tilted. make sense? [​IMG]
  5. Here it is...

  6. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    oh... I get it. So you don't have to pick up each egg and turn it over.

    thanks for the pic!
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I have always heard to turn eggs three times, morning/noon/evening. Does less or more make a big difference?

  8. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes every 4 hours is the best, if manual turning every 8 hours. less than 3 the lower the hatch rate.

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