Bator turning eggs every hour

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Southern Gardener, May 17, 2009.

  1. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Brinsea R-Com - the manual says it's supposed to turn the eggs every 3 hours, but they are turning every hour. Will it hurt the eggs/chicks to be turned every hour? Anyone else have this same unit with this problem?
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    is it a full turn?
     
  3. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is a full rotation. Talked to some kid at the Brinsea company - he didn't know squat about incubating eggs. He said to send it back and he could recalibrate it.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  4. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? Should I adjust the eggs myself?
     
  5. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Lebanon, Virginia
    Well I read somewhere that a hen on average turns eggs 200 times a day, so considering that......
     
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    gosh I really don't know, but seems like an important question maybe an expert could hop on here and answer this . . .
     
  7. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got an e-mail back from the Brinsea. The R-Com is supposed to turn every hour - the manufacturer has failed to update the instruction manual. [​IMG]
     
  8. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good! [​IMG]
     

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