I'm building my own egg turner and have a great looking contraption I grew up using an old sears bator it was maybe 30 inches across an we had to turn the eggs by hand so I've never used or seen an automatic one in use, I'm trying to figure out how to set motors to it and was wondering if it was okay for the eggs to stay in constant motion like back and forth through the range of the trays, I've looked at several designs and some look as if they don't stop, if anyone has the right solution I would apreciate it..
I'm building the whole bater from scratch from things I have around the place, an old over and under fridge, the trays are made from poofing trays from a local bakery that did a remodel the fridge will hold 4 of the trays and each can hold around 100 chicken eggs, I am taking pictures of it as I build and will set up a page later when I figure out how :-)
The main question (and sorry for rambling) Is it olay for the eggs to be constantly moving back and forth as the trays are tilted? Or, is it better for the eggs to stop for a few hours and then cycle back? I have several motors and some different options for different ones constantly tilting the trays one way and then back is the easiest to build setting up a motor to turn CW and Then CCW and figuring out the switches and relays is a bit more difficult and would requite I buy some things and am trying to go the cheapest route to build the best bator I can, as it is the turner has 4 trays and will hold about 100 eggs each tray.
Thanks for your comments I will keep posting updates as I can so anyone else who might be looking for simular solutions might pick up a tip or 2, I just saw today that there is a contest for homemade incubators so I may enter that I was gonna make a page anyway LOL
Edited by Elwood Lightfoot - 5/23/10 at 2:40pm