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Duck egg in chicken turner?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jackrooster, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Songster

    Jan 17, 2010
    Im going to be incubating soon......is it possible to use chicken auto turner for the duck egg or do i have to get a auto turner made for duck??

  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Duck eggs do better laying on their sides. Plus they are so large they would tip over in the chicken egg turner. Again they are incubating better on their sides.

    Are you using an egg turner from GQF? If you are it is easy to convert it. Their duck/goose egg turner is the same only that they add a little bit of hardware cloth to the top of it and fix it with screws, washers and nuts through the tiny holes on the bottom of it. You can then either over the edges with some tape or fold them over. Then you also need to reduce the number of tray by 2 and space the rest out evenly. It's quite cheap to make it yourself then investing into another turner. I did just buy the duck/goose rails, but find now that I could have saved myself the money. You can see what they have done, if you look close at their photo:
  3. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    jackrooster ive hatched duck eggs in a chicken turner before but out of 5 only 2 hatched..... so really its up to u
  4. Hi! I have the older style Little Giant turner and use it for duck eggs (when I have space in that incubator). Works just fine.

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