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Egg rotation idea for brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jrose, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Jrose

    Jrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have an auto turner in my LG still-air incubator. I thought to get one, but then I had another thought; my last batch I placed in egg cartons and just elevated one end of the carton then the other. This worked well. So why not elevate one side of the incubator, then the other? I set 40 eggs tonight. With a rolled washcloth on 3 sides inside the incubator, the unit itself can be elevated on one side without the eggs bonking or rolling. Thoughts on this?

    I'm well aware I could hand turn or buy a rotator, I'm just curious about this idea.
     
  2. kirkinis

    kirkinis Out Of The Brooder

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    The point is to turn the eggs not how.
    We wait for photos

    best regards
    -VK
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Others have done it this way.
     

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