egg turner help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cryptkeeper, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Cryptkeeper

    Cryptkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    I am going to start building an incubator and want to put a manual turner in it. How do turners work? are the eggs just supposed to tip / - \ or how does this work. . I would just turn them by hand but have read a lot of people say there is too much heat and humidity swings having to open the bator up 3x a day.
    This will be my first go round at this so any all advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. justduckyinVT

    justduckyinVT Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2012
    I need an answer to this question too. Bump.
  3. justafeedboy

    justafeedboy Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 8, 2011
    in my own little world
    I built my turner out of PVC pipe, it was a rectangle in shape, on the two longer sides in the middle was a t connector. The vertical portion of the t went through a hole that i drilled in the sides of the incubator, I added a piece of PVC and a t connector on the outside of the incubator to act as a handle. I attached a piece of 1/4 " hole hardware cloth to the rectangle that I created with zip ties. It worked fine to turn the eggs. I turned the eggs 3 or 5 five times a day trying to reach a pre-measured angle of 45 degrees. The eggs were in a egg carton bottom with the bottoms cut out.
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    You can also do a search here for others that have built egg turners. :thumbsup
  5. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    I hear some people just put a PVC pipe down the middle of an egg carton. Have the pipe long enough so part of it sticks out of the incubator through a hole, From there you just turn the pipe a bit, and it tilts the egg carton just like any store bought turner would do. Good luck making a turner [​IMG]
  6. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2010
    Cody, WY
    MIne was a picture frame with a piece of plexiglass, I then attached an 18 egg carton , put it in my incubator, drilled a long screw thru one end and rotated it using a screw driver.[​IMG]
    Good luck

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