Turning question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sunne73, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Sunne73

    Sunne73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am aware that I need to stabilize the air sac by setting the egg with the large end up, but do I keep the egg in this position and turn? Or lay the egg in a horizontal position and turn? I set my second batch and I am determined to do everything within my supermom powers to get these chicks to hatch. [​IMG]
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I now have a turner but used to turn by hand.
    If you are going to hand turn the eggs I would turn them around 7am, 3pm and 11pm. Also I would put an X on one side of the egg and an O on the other side of the egg and always turn the eggs in the same direction so that at 7am all of the X's are up, at 3pm the O's are up and 11pm the X's are up. Then the opposite the next day. Just my suggestions. Here are a couple of pictures a friend of mine took to illustrate.
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  3. Sunne73

    Sunne73 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thats helpful, thanks
     
  4. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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