Which direction to turn eggs???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    First incubation, when turning eggs which way do I turn them?????[​IMG]

  2. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
  3. LilyD

    LilyD Songster

    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    it doesn't matter really some even put them in egg cartons and just tip them side to side to turn them. you can put an x on one side and an O on the other and just flip the eggs at least 3 times a day. It's just to make sure that the embryo doesn't get stuck to the shell while incubating.
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Are they in cartons or laying on the side?

    If on their side:
    Sometimes I roll them O to X; other times end over end. Try to not lift the egg up off the flooring as it is more likely to fall hard and break.

    If in egg cartons, lift one end of the incubator, then the next time lift the other end instead.

    Clear as mud?

    Turn at least 3 times a day; more is better. If I'm up at night, I'll turn the eggs, it's quick to do.
    I did notice that the shell becomes more fragile and seem to be easier to break. Just my experience.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011

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