When to remove the auto turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sgray136, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. sgray136

    sgray136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a standard time limit to using an automatic egg turner? Once the eggs start to hatch I seems as though there wouldn't be enough room for the chicks to stretch. What is the SOP?

    Now that I am thinking about it has anyone ever posted the basic rules for hatching eggs with a bator?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Stop turning on day 18. You can remove the turner or move the eggs to a hatcher box.
     
  3. kyfarmer

    kyfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when i take my eggs off of truner i remove it so they dont get in it it can kill them
     
  4. sgray136

    sgray136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, now I have a time frame. Another bator? I just got done with this one. I think I'll pull the turner and replace the eggs. I used Miss Prissy's plans for the one I am building. I think that I am going to attempt to design an outside receptical for refilling the water tray based on the concept of the pop bottle pet water station but smaller.
     
  5. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait...if my math is right...you have 18 children? And I thought two was a handful! =]

    Marcus
     
  6. sgray136

    sgray136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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