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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:37 pm 
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What will an extra day or two of turning do to my 12 eggs, 11 japs, 1 light sussex? I completely lost track of time. My bet is I will get my standard 60% for japs 6-7 chicks and 1 little light sussex. What do others think?

They have been tuning till half way through their 20th day. I expect to here noise and them to be pipping tonight when i get home.

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if u get 60% of your japs u are doing well

don't know that it will make a huge difference,the extra turning---guess we shall see


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The broody hens turn the eggs until they hatch. Then the hatching chickens certainly move eggs around as they learn muscle control and early walking.

You should be okay, let us know the outcome.

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exactly as mike says,
nobody told mother hen to stop turning the eggs on day 18! :P :lol: :P :lol:
she merrily turns them til they are all hatched out, so it doesn't matter mark :)

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I have done the same as you, except i 4got what day they were hatching and they droped for the egg trays into the hatch basket, it was still being turned 2x a day, and the hatch was fine.

The chickens were as well, i make sure my phone is now set just to be safe - lol

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An extra day or two turning will have probably zero effect. My latest batch I had an auto turn incubator and a seperate hatcher. I was putting in one or two eggs a day for about 3 weeks. For whatever reason 2 eggs from the same day were nearly 3 days early and one actually hatched in the auto turn.
What I did was if chicks from one date were pipped then I'd get the eggs from the next day and put them in the hatcher as it is unsafe for the chicks in the auto turn.
Probably on average it meant I stopped turning at day 20. They also got a bit of handling as myself and my 5yo daughter like to candle them and see them move, is the head in the airsac, listen to them etc. She even helped one chick out of his shell as a learning experience for her, though he didn't need help.
We had 100% hatch rate which is good as it tells us how "casual" an approach we can take. By that I mean if I had absolutely fussed every detail I'd be doing it that way forever and a lot of the extra work wouldn't in fact be helping much.

One thing I nearly always do is pick up an egg I see has pipped and just ensure the outer membrane has a hole so air can get in. Often i see the see the shell has a few small cracks so I lift a bit of shell with my finger nail and make a small hole with the end of a paper clip or similar. That gives me peace of mind that they can breathe.


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Thought as much, none pipping yet though! I am doing a similar thing to Dennis Ithink, incubate in my bellsouth and transfer to multiquip for hatching! Pam my fertility has until last week been horrible in my whites (<10>95%). I have been getting my fare share of birds dying in the egg or just beginning to pip, which is to be expected. Going well so far this year 27 japs out and about 60-70 eggs being cooked by mum or by the electric hen right now.

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Meh only 2 i think. also they are coupla days late so i sniff a deeper problem then turning and think i may have had temp issues.

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5 now but the little buggers are 2-3 days late

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Hi,
i lost track of time when my eggs hatched turned untill the very day they hatched.Didnt hurt them its not different to the hen sitting on them she wouldnt stop at day 18.I also had a poor hatch rate due to the temperature.
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I am happy to tell you the truth Andrew. Half way through incubation the fuse responsible for the incubators powerpoint blew and the temp got down pretty low. 50% hatch for japs is pretty darn good.

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hi,
ah ok.Still got good numbers out though
Andrew
p.s. better than what i got for every breed 100 eggs 10 chicks lol

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