Eggturner Revamped

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by saddlebags, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. saddlebags

    saddlebags In the Brooder

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    My first eggturner tray was effecting my temps so I had to rethink my design here is the latest try.what do you guys think??

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  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    If the plywood is not sealed, won't it affect humidity?
     
  3. saddlebags

    saddlebags In the Brooder

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    In this wood incubator I have more trouble keeping the humidity down. Since I have changed the turner I havnt seen any drop though.
     
  4. hobbychicker

    hobbychicker In the Brooder

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    Saddlebags, your incubator looks great! I'm glad that the humidity is working better for you. I would be interested to see more of your incubator (the outside, different shots of the inside, etc.) to see how it is put together. How do you turn your eggs? Also, do you have any pictures of the turner that didn't work? I'm just wondering what was different. DH is planning on making me an incubator at some point and I want to make as many modifications before we build it rather than after.

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    Kell
     
  5. saddlebags

    saddlebags In the Brooder

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    here are some outside pics . I use a long stick underneath the tray to tilt it from one side to the other.

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    You can see the board under the tray here..

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    You can see my thermostat in this picture the wafer seems to be a lot more reliable than one from a water heater.Thats just my opinion though..
     
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I can't really see it that well, does it turn a full 45 degs each way? I just designed one for my little styrofoam bator, and had to make them each individual trays for 5 eggs each. I turn them by dowel from the outside. I'm not 100% happy with the design yet, but eggs are a comin' and I got to stop playing around.

    BTW on that thermostat, I'm using the same kind but I bought some brooders resently that have been sitting outside for 10 years, and the one I'm working on right now (rewiring etc) the wafer still works!! I was totally amazed.
     

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