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egg turning advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by florasbell, May 2, 2011.

  1. florasbell

    florasbell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the min requirement on egg tilting tables how far does it have to tilt in each direction to have the right movement in the eggs?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    This link talks about it. It might help.

    Texas A&M Incubation site
    http://gallus.tamu.edu/library/extpublications/b6092.pdf

    You are shooting for 180 degrees, 90 degrees each way. I take the turner out of the incubator, plug it in, and store eggs that way to get ready. Or you can store them in cartons and use a piece of 2x4 to prop up one side, then the other.

    During incubation, some people tilt the entire incubator. In a forced air this is probably not too bad, though I'm not sure how they handle the water reservoirs, but this is not a good idea in a still air. The temperature is different in a still air depending on elevation in it. I don't know how you keep all eggs at the right temperature by tiliting a still air. Same with just tilting an egg carton in a still air.

    Good luck! Hope this helps.
     

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