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Comments for How to manually turn the eggs in your incubator

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Pete, 13 May 2020

I have a mini egg incubator. The eggs are placed narrow end down and are on a tray and I have to manually turn them. Does that mean I turn them upside down from the narrow end pointing down to pointing upwards or does it mean turning them clockwise


Bornwell, 6 May 2020

I have a mini incubator taking 7 eggs.the eggs seat facing twelve o'clock.how do I turn them in that instance


Jaci, 6 April 2020

Where do I mark on the egg??!!


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

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