When to stop turning - confused!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quiltnchik, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Okay, tomorrow is day 18. So, do I turn them tomorrow and then stop, or is today the last day for turning and then raise the humidity tomorrow? Sorry, I did search, but didn't find this information.

    Also, humidity should be between 70-75% or 75-80%?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  2. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Hi, I think since it's day 18 tomorrow that as of tomorrow you stop turning them! Good luck on your hatch! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mom2Cool

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    Well I stop turning the last 3 days so that would be 19th, 20th & 21st day so I continue to turn on day 18 *unless* I see one pip & then I close up & go on lock down. If you put them in the morning you count that as day 1 if you put them in at night the next day is counted as 1.
     
  4. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Quote:Okay, so I go ahead and turn them tomorrow, and then after the last time I turn them for the day, I up the humidity and lock the 'bator down, correct?
     
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    Yes, that will work. Tomorrow is day 18 for me too and I usually take them off the turner on day 18 and move them to the hatcher. I don't think it hurts either way.

    Yes, you do want to up the humidity and 65-70% is what I'd recommend. As they start to pip, the humidity will go up even higher so I start out a little lower.

    Good luck to you!!
     
  6. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Songster

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    The last day of turning is the 18th stop turning that night. Turn for 18 last 3 for hatching. I usually add 18 days to the date I set and then write that on one side of the egg in pencil as a reminder, on the other side I write a abbreviation to the egg breed. This is instead of the x and o, the top of the egg is where I mark a F once the egg candles fertile. Once the date is reached the eggs go to the hatcher.
     
  7. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Quote:Thanks for the info and good luck on your hatch, too!

    I only have 5 mutt eggs in the 'bator and at least 4 of the 5 I'm positive are fertile. The 5th one is a question, but there's no smell so I'm not removing it. I'm excited to see these little ones hatch [​IMG]
     
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

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    WalkingWolf has a very good point too, and I think I'll try that tomorrow. I have people bringing bobwhite eggs for me to hatch, so I'll move the chicken eggs to the hatcher tomorrow night when we put the bw's in. Although I always have really good hatches, very few are 100% so maybe this is why [​IMG]

    Good luck with your hatch - hope they all are ok! I've got 40 eggs in mine and need a good hatch because they are all sold and then some.
     
  9. Mourningdove

    Mourningdove Songster

    Dec 17, 2008
    Cleveland, Tn.
    Quote:Okay, so I go ahead and turn them tomorrow, and then after the last time I turn them for the day, I up the humidity and lock the 'bator down, correct?

    Looks like your question got answered [​IMG] Good Luck with your hatch!
    I have til July 4th on mine!
     
  10. Nanny Kim

    Nanny Kim In the Brooder

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    If I'm hatching ducks and chicks in the same incubator with auto turners when would I stop running? I have a sportsman incubator is there a way to disconnect two shelves and leave the other one still turning my duck eggs?
     

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