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Adding fan/egg turner to the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cheraboo, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. cheraboo

    cheraboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we attended our county 4H meeting last night and I let Jacob talk me into taking home some eggs one of the poultry superintendants brought. They're all set in the incubator. DH didn't pick up a turner or a fan with the incubator and I really would like to add them. Is it ok to add them now that the eggs are already in there? This is our first time with this so any advice/suggestions are appreciated. I've read some of the guides in the stickies but didn't find anything about this.
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Im new so I cant really say but I am shure someone else will know. good luck
     
  3. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    adding the turner is a simple step, just take the eggs out put the turner in and add the eggs. The temp will need to be adjusted again at the top of the eggs. Adding a fan is more of an issue. The lid will need to be off for a time while the fan is installed. Probably it is best to wait till these eggs are finished incubating before you add the fan.
     
  4. cheraboo

    cheraboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! Thanks Cindy. We're first timers so I'm kind of nervous.
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh just remmber anytime you add something to the bator or open it for more then a min or so it will lose temp , you dont have to adjust it to get it back up just wait for it to go up on its own , unless it takes a long long time. I have a still air little giant , I have learnd once its at temp , NO touchy [​IMG]
     
  6. cheraboo

    cheraboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good advice! Thanks [​IMG]
     

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