Comments for How to manually turn the eggs in your incubator
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Tom, 23 October 2019
I have a supposed auto egg turning incubator. The auto turning process of the incubator seems to only rock the eggs from front to back, but every other day In am turning the eggs ever so gently a 180 degree turn. Hope I’m doing this right ? Please give me some input here. P.S. after the 4th day of incubation I have candle most of the 30 eggs and I can see traces of spidering or dark shaded places in the incubating eggs.
Alexandria, 11 April 2019
This website was very helpful. Thank you!
Shelly, 30 March 2019
I have an incubator that say it turns eggs but it’s not actually turning them. I took it upon myself to turn them a 1/4 turn & upside down. How have I affected my eggs?
Danielle, 23 January 2019
Hello When it says put the eggs in lockdown on the 18th day do they mean on the day of 18 or is it that night is the last turn and it sits on that side till it hatches? I have eggs that are on there 9th day of incubation and would like to know ahead of time. Thank you
Kai, 13 January 2019
My incubator the eggs have to sit upright in it. It has a manual turn table how do i go about turnning them whats the best method thanks
Dale, 10 September 2016
Stephen you want to turn the eggs a different time each time you turn them and you have to be gentle the forming blood vessels are very fragile. Ken you want the fat end of the egg up and the pointy end down this will keep the air cell in the right positition in the egg and will prevent drowning of the chick if the air cell is damaged. Lara you will want to turn the eggs they need to be on a different side each time you turn this keeps the embryo from sticking to the inner membrane. Jessica the humidity and temp will vary with different incubators the best place to go and ask questions would be backyard chickens.com or go to another section of this website a lot of people seem to come here. Samwel. We turn the eggs so the embryo doesn't stick to the inner membrane. Hope this helps everyone
Stephen, 14 August 2016
to what degree do you turn eggs each time thanks
Ken, 20 June 2016
I don't understand pointy end down? The incubator is level, what is down? And what does it mean to "turn the egg about the pointy end".
Lara, 11 May 2016
hi I have just put my eggs in my mini incubator pointy end down. I need to turn them manually. How would you advise I do this ? Should I move them on their side or leave as they are? Confused a little!
Jessica, 5 April 2016
What are the correct temperatures for the incubator temp and humidity and do you need to raise the humidity when it come time for hatching ? Xx