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Opinion on Egg Turning Problem
« on: April 12, 2021, 03:48:21 PM »
Never mind the backstory as to why but I'm going to have to go about a week without turning some incubating eggs.  My question is this.  At what point of the process would it be less damaging in your opinion.  Day 1-7 or 11-18?
Thanks for your input.
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Re: Opinion on Egg Turning Problem
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 05:28:29 PM »
Kris, several years ago I had my old sportsman incubator loaded to the hilt. I turned off the egg turner to candle eggs at about day 12 if I remember right. For some reason I forgot to turn the egg turner back on.  I did not notice this until about day 17. I was perplexed as to if I should throw the eggs out or not. That was all I needed a batch of crippled and deformed chicks. I called my brother who had been raising chickens for over 50 years and asked him what should I do? His advice was go ahead and let the eggs hatch and see what happens. The outcome was a normal hatch fertility wise and no deformed or crippled chicks and a huge sigh of relief!!!!!! Needless to say I always double check now to see if the egg turner is turned back on after candling eggs.
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Re: Opinion on Egg Turning Problem
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 06:53:46 PM »
Thank you, I have done that for a day or so before I caught it too. 
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