Any way of "properly" overloading an egg turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Chickeneer, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    My LG with the turner only holds up to 41 eggs. I was thinking of just taking the turner out so more eggs would fit, but opening the bator to turn them by hand might mess up with my tem/humidity. Or I could even forget to turn the eggs at all. So I was thinking.........would it be ok if I put eggs on top of the ones in the turner? Would they turn alright? Anybody ever done this, or have a better idea? I appreciate any tips thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    Oh, and does anybody know the aproximate number of eggs that fit in an LG without the turner? I don't want to have a bunch of eggs incubating and then not enough space on the wire mesh for lockdown.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    About 60 normal eggs will fit on the wire. I have stacked an fit close to 100 in a LG but not a good idea

    You can also put another 10 or so eggs on to of the ones in a turner if you make sure they are not where they will hit the thermostat or fan an get crushed. A fan is needed if you stack.
     
  4. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    good question! i'm glad you asked it cuz i was thinking of putting some eggs on top of the ones in the turner too.
     
  5. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    Do you have to have a fan?
     
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

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