Converting a 3 tray GQF incubator to a 2 tray with 1 hatcher?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mochicken, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Have any of you found a way to disable the bottom tray of the 3 turner GQF 1202? I bought the incubator used yesterday and I also bought a homemade hatcher with the same dimensions, I considered converting the incubator to a 2 turner with a hatcher on the bottom somehow then selling the hatcher to recoup some of my money because it is unlikely I will need the incubator and the hatcher both. I am a pretty "small" bird farm I only hatch 50-100 chicken eggs and several hundred quail eggs a year but I wanted the sportsman so I could have the option to hatch some as well as have the reliability of the GQF setup.

    Here is the current setup, can I just unhook the bottom tray or will the 2nd tray turn enough to cause problems with the bottom tray if it is fixed?

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  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    If you take the back off you can completely remove the bottom tray.

    I would then place it on the bottom of the incubator to give you the clearance you need to keep the second tray from hitting it.


    Good luck......
     

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