Egg being turned every couple minutes cause damage?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by visual, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. visual

    visual New Egg

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to make an egg turner using a 1 RPM motor. If the motor turns my eggs every couple minutes continuously for 18/19 days, will it damage the egg or will it still hatch? Any guidance will be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bigchrisb1985

    bigchrisb1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just finished making my own egg turner and am wondering the same thing.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Its hard to say without seeing the turner...... More than once every 15 minutes is probably not good.

    You can make a turner timer... Here. http://cmfarm.us/eggturner.html
     
  4. bigchrisb1985

    bigchrisb1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess you could wire your motor(egg turner) to your light, if your light is wired into a thermostat. That way the eggs would only turn when the light comes on to heat the incubator.
     
  5. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you all have instructions on this turner? Am very interested in learning more!
     
  6. muddstopper

    muddstopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would contact Cbiblis <[email protected]> and ask him about his electronic thermostat/motor controller for incubators. The thermostat is excellent and the motor controller powers a 6v dc motor, and is set to turn the trays 1 turn per hr, 24turns per day.
    Best solution on the market for the DIY incubator builders.
     
  7. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    I don't know about the chicks, but that would seem like torture to me...Dramamine, anyone? [​IMG]
     
  8. IncubatorWarehouse.com

    IncubatorWarehouse.com Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 RPM is slow for a motor, but when it comes to eggs it is quite fast. Consider this speed vs the Hova Bator/Little Giant Egg Turners 1/240 RPM. You could consider using a simple timer for chistmas lights or something similar to turn the motor on and off.
     

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