How Many Eggs Can Fit Without A Turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by circlecfarms, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. circlecfarms

    circlecfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering how many chicken eggs fit in the bator without a turner?
    thanks
     
  2. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the incubator.
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    depends on the size of the eggs too! [​IMG]
     
  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with everyone it depends. I have a homemade incubator. It will hold 28 standard size eggs and will be wall to wall eggs. I hand turn. Then after I have culled out a few duds along the way I always have enough room to hatch. It always works out.
     
  5. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The turners for the styrofoam incubators (LG) will hold 41 chicken eggs (42 if you put one by the turnere motor).
     
  6. circlecfarms

    circlecfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a LG and a hova bator.. they are rir eggs... does that help?
     
  7. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Those turners should hold 41 eggs (6 rails with 7 cups per rail). The newer ones come with a small cover to cover the egg cup right next to the motor because of possible issues with the egg hitting the motor when it rotates toward it.
     
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  8. circlecfarms

    circlecfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be hand turning them!! I wont have a turner in there so i figured i might be able to fit a few more in there! is that an option?
     
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Folks sometimes make dividers out of sheet metal / flashing and stack them check with member JJMarnes on the quail board
     
  10. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My auto turner for the LG holds 48 chicken eggs? just counted...maybe mine is a different model?
     

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