When hand turning in an incubator ???'s

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by erijn5, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    I am getting ready to use the new incubator I inherited...it does not have a turner..so when hand turning the eggs [​IMG]

    Do I turn the egg all the way over? I was going to put a line on 1 side and an X on the other to make sure?

    Do I need to turn them 2 or 3 times a day??

    Thanks [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turn them 3 times a day. Line side up then x side up.
     
  3. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put an X on one side an O on the other. I turn from X to O or O to X three times a day. Sometime work family whatever gets in the way but I try for three. Also I move them around inside the incubator so if I have a hot or cold spot the same egg doesn't stay in that same spot.
     
  4. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Thank you we are going to give it a try!! [​IMG]
     
  5. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    I recently set more eggs than would fit in my turner, so I had three eggs along the edge that needed hand turning. I put an A, a B and a C around the egg. Then A up in the morning, B when I got home from work and C before I went to bed. I just rotated them sideways.

    Deb
     

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