How often do auto-turners...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken_noob, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How often do auto-turners rotate? I have a small bator with auto turning trays that I haven't used yet...but am wanting to design and build my own setup. I read most people that hand turn do it 3 times a day.. could I have mine turn every hr or 2 or is that too often. Thanks again for the info.
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    My Hovabator one swings fully every 4 hours.
     
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Lincu bator rolls the eggs every hour. I'm not sure about the Brinsea turner I've got but I think it might be every hour as well. But it doesn't wait an hour and then turn quickly like the Lincu does, it is constantly moving and I think it takes an hour to roll over and then back again.
     
  4. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a gal give me a bator and I was going to ask this question so this is a good thread. I noticed the auto turner doesnt have a switch. So i just leave it plugged in until lockdown? Its ok that its constantly moving?
     

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