Turning eggs...

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

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    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?

    thanks!
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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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".

    Jody
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    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
    Maine
    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]
    Krista
     
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Here it is...


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  6. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    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
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    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

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    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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