turning eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by daddyssteeler, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    we borowed a incubator from a friend and were told to turn the egss twice a day we forgot to turn them in the mornigng a couple of days can this interfere with the growth?
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I s'pose it is possible it could affect the embryos, but even though I've never incubated an egg (yet!), I think you prob'ly didn't do any harm. A chicken has a brain the size of a pea, and still manages to incubate a clutch of eggs. A sitting hen doesn't keep track of turning eggs... She just jostles them around whenever she comes back to sit on them. She moves them around a bit as she tucks them under her body.
     
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  3. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks that makes me feel a little better
     
  4. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    when i candle the eggs i see white specks what does this mean? my flash light is also not a led light so that night be the problem i dont know
     
  5. daddyssteeler

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    have have been told this is a diseae is that true
     
  6. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could just be an imperfection in the shell. witch is normal. For example, the shell wall isn't as thick in that place. I would think that it will be just fine. But, I myself am new to incubating.
    Most people suggest to turn 3 times a day so the time the eggs is on each side is equal. Also, some people(I included) put an X on one side and a O on the other so I can make sure they get put on the right side.
    Using that for an example, say on a Monday you lay them on X side facing up in the morning then turn to O in afternoon, and then on X again in the evening. On Tuesday you would switch to O in the morning, ect. ect... thus continuing the pattern ad each side gets equal share on that side.
    To keep track I make a little chart. But then again I'm overly organized. [​IMG][​IMG]
    I hope I didn't confuse you too much!
     

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