Help!! Builiding an incubator and need an automatic egg turner motor idea ASAP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flokstar, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Flokstar

    Flokstar Out Of The Brooder

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    i have some small motors, but they are too fast and need an egg turner really soon.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    How many eggs will you be hatching? You can always turn by hand. Or you can build your bator to fit a purchased turner. Or you can put the eggs in cartons and tilt them, or you can make a non motorized turner that will either roll them, or tilt them.
     
  3. Flokstar

    Flokstar Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, but i am gone during the day from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and can't turn them during the day
     
  4. tomynoks

    tomynoks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pics of your incubator so people can get some idea of what you need? Will a standard egg turner motor work?

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  5. Flokstar

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    Thanks for trying to help, i did some more looking and found one that will work, thanks!
     
  6. tomynoks

    tomynoks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome! I just set up an old Brower incubator I bought for cheap and the turner motor didn't work. I found one on eBay for $12. Also bought a temperature controller for $11. It's digital and can keep your incubator with 1/2 a degree. Videos on YouTube are very helpful. I want my incubator to be "Set it and forget it!!"
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious, do you two have the Top Hatch plastic incubators? I had one at one time. Never really liked it. I've always wanted one of the old round galvanized metal incubators that has a Turner. They are super rare!
     
  8. tomynoks

    tomynoks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the THI10 Plastic and I believe made in the 80's... I got it along with an old galvanized brooder very cheap.. The guy I bought it from told me it had gotten too hot and the temp comtrol probably didn;t work.. He was right, but Ive got it steady at 99.5-100 by venting the lid. The digital temp control that I should receive any day will solve that issue without paying Brower 60 for a new temp controller..
     
  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, those digital ones on eBay are cheap, and work great
     
  10. tomynoks

    tomynoks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the digital temp controller now it works great. The only thing I'm not sure about is that there is a 2 degree variance. I set the temp at 100 and it will shut off at 100 and back on at 98. The biggest advantage I see is that the temperature in the room will not affect the incubator temp. Without it I could get it constant at 99.5-100 withe room at 68 degrees. But is the room temp changed so did the incubator. The controller could be very useful for many things and was only $10. The model # is MH1210F.
     

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