Turning fertilized eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Debra1234, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Debra1234

    Debra1234 In the Brooder

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    I’m collecting eggs to later put in incubator and need to know how often I turn them while waiting to get enough to put in incubated?
     
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    2-3X a day
     
  3. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    I do once a day. It's not as important before incubation. Room temp and not wet and you should be good. Remember after 10 days viability starts to go down.
     
  4. drewskimac

    drewskimac Songster

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    Every time you walk past them ;). 2-3 times daily is the ideal and realistic number. I keep them on an electric egg turner if I have one available.
     
  5. Debra1234

    Debra1234 In the Brooder

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    Thanks for info. I just read I should keep them in cool place till ready to incubate. 40-50 degrees. Is this right?
     
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  6. drewskimac

    drewskimac Songster

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    That is probably ideal; just sitting on the counter works too, to be honest, but I’m sure that a specific temp range is proven better for hatchability.
     
  7. Debra1234

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    I sound like a fretting new mother and only have one egg so far! Lol. You guys I’m sure are going to be so tired of me by the time I get thru first hatching!
     
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  8. drewskimac

    drewskimac Songster

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    Hey, all chicken owners were in the fretting new mother stage at one point!
     
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