Has this happened to any of you??? GQF turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SamG347, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    My turner I guess has just stopped working for the past couple days. I started wondering if it was broken when every time I looked in the bator the eggs were in the same spot...dumb I know but I thought it was a coinsidance....because I could still here the turner ticking just eggs werent moving. Luckily my muscovy eggs were only on day 5 of incubation so I hurried and turned them last night and took them out of the turner. Also turned them this morning. Not sure I want to be hand turning for the next 29 days but I emailed GQF and will see what they say. Has this happened to any of you? And what did you do?
    Also do you think the eggs will be alright? Think that was enough time for the forming embryo to stick?
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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Ive had that happened a month ago when my turner stopped. It was making the same ticking sound but the tray was not moving. So hubby took the motor apart and there was the problem, the teeth were worn out.

    You may have to get another motor, sorry there is no replacement to be found because it was made in China.

    Your eggs will be fine, just replace them into egg cartons or prop your bator on a piece of board to tilt three times a day.
     
  3. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Thanks Ewe...I just hate how all this stuff happens when you are counting on these eggs to hatch lol.
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  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    It happened to me too ,kinda. Every time i looked same postion. Until i looked one time 3am when i went to use the potty.It worked afterall.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    you're welcome. The hatch went fine and no problems when it was "stuck" for three days on the 10th day of incubation. Now with a new motor it was fine and presently incubating Welsummer Bantams, EE bantams and Orp Bantam eggs.
     
  6. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    I am not sure if you have the same kind of bator but if the little arm is not in the slot it wont turn. It happened to me. Hope you figure out what is wrong.

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