Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ricks Chicks, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Songster

    I have been reading and reading this morning. and most shares say we should not open the bator. How am I to turn the eggs myself with out opening bator?

  2. You will have to open the incubator to turn the eggs. I turn mine 2 times a day. Before I open the incubator, I check the humidity, if I have to add water, I have warm water ready when I open it. I add the small amount of water and then turn the eggs.
  3. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    The "Do Not Open the incubator" rule applies to the last three days, when the chicks are getting ready to hatch. That is when the humidity need to stay in the bator. So that will be when you stop turning the eggs and will have no reason to open the lid. [​IMG]

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