Help on auto-turner plz

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by annie3001, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    first time hatcher here. I am doing i guess a check list, on my incubator a brinsea octagon 20 eco and turner.
    i am going to give a hatch a try in the middle of january. I am just doing some dry test runs, to practice with my machine etc. (no eggs in it yet). my question is with the auto turner. its plugged it and i guess sort of attched to the bator, but not straight on one side. question is, will the auto turner move on its own? have its own built in timer? there was no instruction maunal for the autoturner. it just isnt flush on both sides (hope that makes sense). thanks in advance!

    btw : the incubator is not plugged in.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
  2. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    I have a little giant bator and auto turner. The way mine works is that i plug them both in and they both work on their own. The turner just basically sits inside of the bator. It turns super slow like i think four hours to go down>>>>>>>>>> and back<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<. Good luck and hope i helped.[​IMG]
  3. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    SW Washington
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair &amp; Feathers

    The Autoturner for the Octagon series is outside of the incubator, the incubator sits in it. I actually waited until the turner was straight up before I put the incubator on it, because it was hard to slide the slots down over the pegs things when it was at an angle. There is no timer for the turner, you unplug it for lockdown. Again, I waited until it was straight up and just unplugged it, so the incubator still sat in the cradle upright. (The first time I struggled with it at angles and would take the 'bator out of the cradle... but I found it was easier for me to just do it the way I've described.)
  5. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    PDX area
    Most auto turners will gently rock the eggs at about a full rotation (from one angle and back again) in about 4 hours. Just leave it plugged in at all times....
  6. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    thanks for the advice !!

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