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Mini Advance eggs rubbing and not turning

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I just set up my first hatch with my new brinsea mini advance.  I specifically spent the extra money so the eggs would turn while I'm at work.  I happened to be standing there when the turning motor and plate kicked on and the eggs moved but didn't rotate.  I realized that they're all touching.  These are assorted eggs from my hens (Now down to 2 buff orpingtons, a RI red, and a barred rock...and of course Rooster Cogburn).  I have all the eggs placed as recommended with the larger air sack end toward the center of the incubator.

 

Would it be a bad idea to try alternating which way the eggs are pointing to see if they don't rub that way and may turn?

 

Also, I read the instructions thoroughly and set the turn angle by my eggs average diameter, but couldn't find any info on frequency of turning, so I just left it on default at every 45 minutes.  That ok?

 

Thanks in advance.


Edited by dukefan70 - 4/29/16 at 6:56pm
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Put a mark on the top of the eggs and they have been turning so I guess I was wrong.  I've had an egg and its replacement crack as they heated up in the last few hours, so one will be a little later hatching if it does.

 

Still curious if anyone can answer my second question about the intervals of egg turning.

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