what to do about turning.. = /

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ashleyy_x3, May 1, 2009.

  1. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    ok so tomorrow, saturday, is day 18 for 6 of my eggs in the incubator, but i also have 13 other eggs in there that will only be on either day 15 or 16 tomorrow... i know i need to stop turning the 6 and really shouldnt be opening the bator the the last 3 days.. but what am i gonna do about the other 13 eggs? should i stop turning them too? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Shanay235

    Shanay235 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    I do the big no-no and open the bator to turn the eggs that still need it on stagered hatches. You can help get the humidity back up a little quicker after turning by getting a spray bottle and spraying some warm water through one of the vent holes. I'm only on my fourth hatch but haven't had a problem doing it this way yet. The first three hatch rates (all goose eggs) were a 75%, and two 100%'s.
  3. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    It will not hurt to open the bator. You do loose some moisture but all you have to do is spray them with warm water to replace before you close it back up. If you think about it my broody hens come off all the time even during hatching.

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