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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flokstar, Jan 4, 2016.
i have some small motors, but they are too fast and need an egg turner really soon.
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.
Thanks, but i am gone during the day from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and can't turn them during the day
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 for trying to help, i did some more looking and found one that will work, thanks!
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!!"
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!
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..
Yeah, those digital ones on eBay are cheap, and work great
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.