As you will see i am VERY new to raising chickens. My husband looked at the history on my iPad and saw that i had looked at the 1502 GQF incubator many times over the last few months. I really wanted one, but being an old lady I was afraid I wouldn't understand how to properly use it. Well Christmas morning what a surprise there sat that beautiful incubator! Now everyone knows my story and how insecure I am about the process, my question is can the 1502 be used as an egg turner while collecting enough eggs to start the incubator. I only have 35 orpingtons, and some are just now laying. I unfortunately ended up with 4 extra roosters that were sold as hens, they were 22 weeks old and all looked the same when purchased. I am never going to fill the bator up, but Im getting 6 eggs a day and would like to collect for 7-8 days.