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small automatic egg turners?

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i am going to start hatching eggs in the future, and i am going to make an incubator out of a styrofoam cooler. does anybody know of any small automatic egg turners? i want to use one, but every one i find is too big, with too many slots. ill only be hatching a few eggs at a time, and want a small turner.

 

thanks

julia

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i am going to start hatching eggs in the future, and i am going to make an incubator out of a styrofoam cooler. does anybody know of any small automatic egg turners? i want to use one, but every one i find is too big, with too many slots. ill only be hatching a few eggs at a time, and want a small turner.

thanks
julia

You could cut few rows off I suppose
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How big do you need it to be?

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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How big do you need it to be?

not very big, maybe somewhere between 5-15 eggs. I don't know measurement wise, considering I don't have the cooler yet.
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not very big, maybe somewhere between 5-15 eggs. I don't know measurement wise, considering I don't have the cooler yet.

Likely if you did find a small turner. . It probably wouldn't be cheaper...
Might as well get the standard 42 egg turner. ..
Just get a cooler to fit that..
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IncuTurn egg turner from incubatorwarehouse. com. I have one in my hova-bator. It rolls the eggs and can be left in place during hatching, just thin plastic.
It's $40, which seems like a lot but the motor itself is $35.
Needs about a 16 inch square to operate. I imagine could be modified, cut in half, new hole and motor arm connection moved, would fit in a 8"x16" and I figure still turn 15 eggs, maybe 19.Could be shortened on length also.
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