Incubating with egg turner and water wigglers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LoneCowboy, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Ok, getting ready to fire up the new bator, but I was wondering, with the egg turner, where do you put the water wiggler? Can you just lay it over the middle of the turner? Will it cause it to get stuck and not turn?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I just lay mine across the rows near the center and it works fine. Its a bit harder if the entire turner is full, so in that case, it would have to be on top of the eggs or on the edge.
     
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put mine in the middle. Sometimes it rolls around. Depends on how full my bator is and if there is eggs in the middle too.
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Ok, I'll do that. My engineering mind has to analyze everything before I do it.

    Oh I'm getting excited. Where are those eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am waiting on eggs too:yiipchick
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I didn't put mine in the hova bator but was wondering if it would cause a problem or mess my turner up. Let me know how it works.
     
  7. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    I was hoping it would fit on the side between the turner and wall. Would that give an accurate reading?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It won't give the best reading because I think the sides are a bit cooler than the center of the bator. Also, right underneath the wafer seems to me to be hotter, so mine reads high when I place it directly under the thermostat. Not all areas of the bator will be the exact same temp-depends on the air blowing around and I think the air circles the edges, making them a bit cooler. At least it seems so.
     
  9. d_rooster

    d_rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know whether or not to blame this on the water wiggler, but I tried putting a water wiggler in my Little Giant 9200 (LG) with the new turner when I first got the incubator. The motor on the turner overheated and quit working on the first day. I can't help but wonder if the weight or location of the water wiggler might have caused the turner to malfunction. I had put the wiggler in a row of egg holders near the edge of the incubator. That may have caused an unbalanced arrangement. I have not tried to use the wiggler with the turner in my Hovabator as I don't want to risk the possibility of ruining the turner on the current hatch.

    Again, I can't say for sure that the wiggler was responsible for the LG egg turner malfunction, but the Hovabator was a little more expensive than the LG and I don't want to do anything that could break it. I've had success with using non-digital thermometers for accurate air temperature measurement in lieu of the water wiggler. I also am using forced air instead of still air to get more even air temperatures.
     
  10. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster Ive heard a lot of people complain about the LG 6200 egg turner so I doubt it was the wiggler,but who knows
    how has the new turner been woking???
     

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