Egg turning

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 66stang, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. 66stang

    66stang Just Hatched

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    I am incubating RIR eggs right now in a recently purchased " EGG INCUBATOR". This machine will turn the eggs every two hours. What it actually does is swing the eggs either right or left momentarily and then back to the bottom position. Is this sufficient turning for the eggs? Thanks
     
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I question the momentarily statement.. When eggs are turned they are turned and left in that position until the next turning..
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I too would have to question the momentarily to the left or right than back to the bottom? Are the eggs set upright in this turner?
     
  4. 66stang

    66stang Just Hatched

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    Yes the eggs are set upright with the small end down. I discovered today the problem why this incubator wasn't working properly. The arm which is used as a lever came off of the motor shaft. Once I reconnected it, egg cradle now swings either right or left and stays in that position until the two hour cycle turns the cradle in the opposite direction and again maintains that position.
    Thanks
     
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