Incubation confusion

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horseliver928, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. horseliver928

    horseliver928 Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Jun 16, 2014
    I was given a farm innovators 4200 incubator and I'm not sure what way the eggs go in the turner. I've tried pointed end down but I'm not sure if it turned them. This is my first time using an incubator. Is this the right have to have them?
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    12,437
    3,138
    441
    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    I'm not sure how those turners work, maybe someone who has one will chime in. But yes, the pointed end goes down in the holes.

    Good luck with your hatch!.
     
  3. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,025
    118
    161
    Apr 8, 2015
    I have one and it is pointy end down. They rotate very very slowly. It takes several hours from one side to the other. If you are unsure if that particular unit is working check it once an hour to see which way it's leaning. Within 8 hours you should see a definite change.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    15,019
    2,503
    416
    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I believe it takes one hour to tilt one direction and come back up and another hour to tilt in the opposite direction and come back up.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by