Egg turner question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cochin44, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small Lyon incubator with an egg turner. It doesn't seem like it rotates the eggs enough. (meaning amount of rotation). It definitely doesn't turn them 180 degrees. It seems like they just kind of roll a little back in forth over time. Is this adequate?
     
  2. cochin44

    cochin44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump...
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont know the answer to that sorry , [​IMG]
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Is this adequate?

    Yes. None of them turn the eggs 180 degrees​
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Turners don't really go 180- think of it as just the chick leaning from one side to the other.
     
  6. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you are talking about a Turn-X? The amount of turning is adjustable up to a point. If it is already at the maximum, that's all you get. Here's a link to the TX6 instructions.

    http://www.lyonelectric.com/webinstalloperationtx.pdf

    On page 4 it shows the turner set up. Although some of the print is unreadable the principal is that the closer the wire turning link is to the end of the black plastic turning arm the more of a turn your eggs will get. In order to change the setting you will need to plug the turner in and hold the red button until the black arm is pointing up. Then you can remove the turning wire and reposition it nearer the end.
    hth, db
     

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