egg turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by francisfarms, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. francisfarms

    francisfarms In the Brooder

    Sep 13, 2008
    i just got my turner today, I plugged it in and put my eggs in. Ist that all I have to do? It did give me any directions at all that I could find. It is for my hovabator.

  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Yep, that's it. Easy as pie!!
  3. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Songster

    Oct 13, 2008
    If it is the type with the long trays that just rock the eggs from side to side slowly, then I think that's all you need to do. I do know that the eggs should sit in the little cups pointy end down. And I believe that two or three days before they are due to hatch, you are supposed to remove them from the turner (you can take the thing out of the incubator) and leave them sitting undisturbed on the floor of the incubator until they hatch. I hope this is helpful. I haven't actually ever used a turner myself, but I've looked at them and been researching it a lot recently. Good luck!
  4. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Songster

    May 12, 2008
    im pretty sure that's it. Good Luck! [​IMG]

  5. Bandana

    Bandana Songster

    Yep, that's it. Put the eggs in small side down. Remove the turner a few days before hatch. I just got my first bator a few days ago and it's a Hovabator with a turner. I plugged the bator in and tested it. Then I plugged the turner in and checked to make sure things were angled differently a while later, and they were. Almost too simple. [​IMG]
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing 9 Years

    Oct 16, 2008
    I have 14 bators of different sizes.. when I am hatching, I sometimes lose track of eggs because I am constantly adding new and different eggs.. many times I have had eggs hatch in the turners..

    last summer I let a nest of guineas go in the coop until I had room in a bator for them.. when I finally collected the eggs I had 140 of them.. all laid by different guineas and at different times.. I loaded up a few of trays in the sportsman bator and waited.. I had keets hatching for weeks.. a couple here and a few there each day.. I hatched out over 100 keets from that batch of eggs.. they would hatch and work their way to the bottom of the bator where I had built a slide out tray to catch them.. worked like a charm..

    I have 8 hovabator and little giant styrofoam bators with turners, and 3 jamesway 2940//
    these hold 2940 eggs each...

    one note here.. If you set your styrofoam bators out to dry in the sun,,, make sure they are out of reach from your chickens.. the chickens will destroy a styrofoam bator by pecking at it.. trust me..


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