How often does the auto turner rotate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tberggren, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it's just me being paranoid but it seems like every time I check the eggs they are in the same up and down position. I had more eggs on one side than the other and thought that might make a difference, but just wondering if anyone knows, so that I can possible "catch it" in a different spot and verify that it is actually working.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It goes a full tilt once every four hours, from one side to the other.
     
  3. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    What kind is it? My Hova turner goes super slooooooooowwwwww. I can't tell unless I look and come back in half an hour.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I should add I'm talking about my Hova turner. I would suspect that others are probably the same.
     
  5. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My LG turner is once every 4 hours for it to go from one side completly to the other. The turner motor also "hums" so I know for sure when it's working
     
  6. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh weird, Cynthia! Mine goes slower than molasses! Maybe it's a different kind. I just got it.
     
  7. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would it work to balance a penny on top of one the eggs? If it falls off, you know it moved.
     
  8. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good suggestion.
    Well, I don't know if it was working or not, but after balancing out the eggs it turned immediately.

    Thanks everyone.
     

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