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hova bator turner question???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tad, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Tad

    Tad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    South TX on the border
    I am looking into getting a hovabator, circulated air type with turner, my question is how many eggs fit with the turner? it seems to take up some space but how much?
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I would guess you could put about 18 nore eggs in without the turner. I would think the number of eggs with the turner should be more than enogh at one time. All the time it saves is worth the smaller amount of eggs. It actually increase your hatch rate. This to me is more important than the number of eggs. I would much rather have 48 eggs in the bator and hatch 40 plus eggs, than have 60 eggs in and hatch 30.
  3. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    My turner says it holds 41 eggs.

    You will be glad you have the turner. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    The turners made for the hovabators hold 42 chicken eggs or 120 Quail eggs(if you have the quail egg racks).

  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    What are most of you paying for a 1588 Havobator ? Ebay has them $128.00. Sounds like alot. ??
  6. Tad

    Tad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    South TX on the border
    we are going to try guinea eggs a little smaller than chicken eggs.
    it wont be soon, the guineas just now are starting to lay.
    I live in the southernmost tip of Texas so I guess our winter wont slow them down as much as elsewhere.

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