Can I lay goose eggs on turner rails rather than hand turn?

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  1. lostsoulhelpmejebus

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    Am getting ready to set my goose eggs. Can I lay the eggs sideways on a chicken rail in the turner and just let the turner move them or do I have to place in a tray and then hand turn them ( I am using a cabinet incubator )? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
     
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  2. Emmalion

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    Actually I just asked Pete this question earlier he said to do it and secure it to the rack. Check out his Dewlap thread below.
     
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    Quote:I do not see a link or thread?
     
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    Quote:So sorry, in my haste I did not look at anything but my ownthread... lol. Thank you ever so much for the advice!
     
  6. Emmalion

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    I figured as much. We all tend to get a little tunnel vision every once and a while. How many eggs are you setting? I only have my one accidental goose egg that I am hoping to hatch.
     
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    Quote:I have 8 eggs total. With them being shipped eggs I am praying that I get at least 2 to hatch out. :)
     
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    I found a crude picture of the goose rails for my turner and am the process of making some... hardware cloth, washers, nuts, bolts and some duct tape.
     
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    Why not just lay the egg on the turner rack and use a duct tape belt

    Take a strip of duct tape and fold it over on its self

    Wrap around the turner and egg and secure with another piece of tape.

    Thats how I did it. I will take a pic when I get home to show you. Right now I have it upright due to shipping but I will be laying it down.
     
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    Quote:I tried duct tape, elastic, bungie cord, strips of fabric, etc, just was not satisfied it was going to hold/stay...forgot how big goose eggs are. LOL
     

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