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Turning chicken eggs
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Leah    Posted 10-27-2002 at 15:33:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What happens when you turn the eggs to much or to little? And how can you tell if you did?


Tom A    Posted 10-28-2002 at 06:28:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you turn too little, the developing chicks stick to the side of the egg and are deformed or stillborn. If you turn too much or too late in the development, they will be unable to keep up with the air sack in the egg and will be stillborn.

There is a great small book written by one of the hatchery companies--it might be Murray McMurry-- that really goes into great detail on what to do and why, and what happens if you don't do stuff.

I will look for my copy this week and email you the title and where we got it, if you're interested.

Tom


Leah    Posted 11-09-2002 at 07:08:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks just e-mail it to me But can you give me a price cause I have a bugout. Thanks Tom:)


EIEIO    Posted 10-27-2002 at 16:38:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have an automatic egg turner, but what I did I put different batches in on different days so when the first batch was ready to hatch I took out the egg turner and on the eggs that still needed to be turned I put AM on one side and PM on the other side and I turned them once in the AM and once in the PM just be sure that the pointed side is down a little. Some books say turn them four times a day others say turn them twice a day. I guess I turned them enough because so far every peep has hatched or is about to hatch. Hope this helps a little.


Baby Duck    Posted 10-27-2002 at 15:40:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'd like to hear the answer to that one. What kind of Incubator are you working with?


Leah    Posted 11-09-2002 at 07:05:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It's a manule turn one I'm not sure exactly what kind it is but i got it from a science kit don't know if this will help?


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