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Angle of egg turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jdinky, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. Jdinky

    Jdinky Out Of The Brooder

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    Im making a homemade incubator an was wondering if someone could tell me the angle that their egg turner turns the eggs to. Thanks
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i bought one from a thrift store and asked a few people. finally figured it was working right and on a clock with hands it turned to 2:00 . not as much as i would of thought.
     
  3. Jdinky

    Jdinky Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my thoughts were to put a brick or two under one end of the incubator instead of paying $40 for a turner an i was wondering what angle the egg turners used.
     
  4. Daedalus62

    Daedalus62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I believe factory/industrial incubators tilt the eggs around 40º either side, from horizontal (0º).

    Cheers [​IMG]

    PS: If you're tilting the whole incubator, what happens to you water tray(s)?... Just curious... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2014
  5. Jdinky

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    Im going to dry hatch and on day 18 when i add water the incubator will be staying flat, and if i do need water i have places i will put wet sponges
     

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