Turning the eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ms.cluckling, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. ms.cluckling

    ms.cluckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what happens if you dont turn the eggs at all? is it possible they'll still hatch? (I have 15 in the 'bator, and I'm not sure...) [​IMG]
     
  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't turn them, the embryo will

    stick to the side of the eggshell, and will die.

    You HAVE to turn them.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010
  3. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often do they have to be turned? Can you get away with twice a day? I want to set some eggs next month (if the new girls give me eggs) but I start school on the 3rd.
     
  4. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:3 times or more a day. Just turn them when you up, after got home, and before bed.
     
  5. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    twice a day is fine i had the same problem before i got an automatic turner i had 18 eggs and 15 hatched so it works pretty good but i would reccommend an automatic egg turner:)
     
  6. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2-3 times a day is fine [​IMG]
     
  7. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have chance to get a used Brinsea if the person is still willing to sell it later this week. Since I be a poor girl I am going to scrimp and save and get an automatic turner later. Lol

    I am glad to hear I can get away with incubating while I go back to school.

    You guys are such a bad bad influence. A whole website of enablers.
     
  8. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have to turn them an odd number of times per day so its not on the same side every night. So 3 or 5 is good...an auto-turner turns them hourly and all through the night as well.
     
  9. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry OP I didn't mean to Hijack this thread.
     
  10. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what if you skip a day or two? lol
     

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