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Little Giant 6300 egg turner for duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Irajoe, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well...still wading our way through this first experience with Duck eggs. A friend saved the eggs from certain death-by-consumption by turtles. We started with 17 and have 12 that look great at 9 days. Considering some of the eggs were 7+ days old and had just been placed in a box until we started incubating them, I'm feeling good about our success thus far.

    My dilemma is...we have to leave town for a few days and I need to buy an automatic turner (nice excuse) so that the eggs continue to get turned.

    Has anyone tried the Little Giant 6300 with duck eggs. These are Pekin & Mallard eggs...most of which are the size of a large chicken egg...nothing much larger at all. The 6300 is advertised to fit large chicken eggs.

    Also, has anyone switched to an auto turner midway through an incubation. Presently, the eggs are on their sides. I could slowly transition them over 2-3 days to an upright position. Any thoughts on that?

    Sure appreciate your input!
     
  2. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great mental images in this one!

    I think you should go for it. I have seen roosters move from their sides to an upright position much more quickly than you are describing, I'm sure you will be fine!!
     
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  3. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a strange occurrence. I typed this late last night and when I re-read it today, I realized the word "egg" was replaced with the word "rooster" throughout the post.

    I went into the "edit post" option to correct what I thought was probably my late night error....and it shows that the text I entered was the word "egg", not "rooster."

    For the moderators...not sure what's happening with this. I cannot edit the type to appear as "egg," because the text already says "egg." Does that make sense? Somehow, what I typed has triggered the word "rooster" to appear every time that I typed the word "egg" to appear.

    How strange!
     
  4. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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  5. Look on your calendar. [​IMG]
    I'm sure tomorrow it will all go away. [​IMG]
    Meantime remember how to laugh! [​IMG]
     
  6. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty strange occurrence here!!!

    In every instance, where I've typed the word e g g , the word rooster has appeared instead. Can't edit it because the type for the post is correct....I tried to explain it in the previous post, but because I typed e g g without spaces between letters, it appeared as "rooster" again.

    Oh well. [​IMG]
     
  7. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is funny! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    eggs ....
     

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