MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. BrieCheese23

    BrieCheese23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Whelp, twelve more duck eggs arrived this morning. Each one has a broken air cell. I stuck them in my farm innovator in a carton on top of the eggs in the turner. Will this work or will the weight of those twelve eggs push eggs out of the turner when the machine goes?

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    I mean they're bantam duck eggs, so not as heavy, but still...
     
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  2. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Did you let them sit 24 hours to give the air cells a chance to settle? Don't know if your turning idea will work or not.
     
  3. BrieCheese23

    BrieCheese23 Out Of The Brooder

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    The idea is they settle and start incubating at the same time. After reading a Muscovy duck incubating tutorial it said to place the eggs aircell up without turning for the first four days or so. Hence the carton. I just don't know if the weight of these eggs will force other eggs out when the turner actually turns...
     
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  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  7. NaJoBeLe

    NaJoBeLe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That will be pushing the limit of the turner. Especially with it being duck eggs. The motor should be fine power wise but the concern will be with the arm on the turner motor popping out where it connects to the trays. Also it appears that you are using the cardboard cartons. You will need to watch that closely as well. It will suck the moisture out of the eggs quickly. Hope this helps.
     
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  8. Auroradream26

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    I use plastic baskets from the dollar store to hatch in and mesh laundry bags to keep them in. I found laundry bags that are the perfect size for the baskets to fit right in and can fit 12 regular sized eggs in each basket. Baskets were 2/$1 and same with the laundry bags.
     
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  9. BrieCheese23

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    I'm using the dry hatch method, although I did pull the eggs out after about ten-fifteen minutes. I got all panicky about the turner sending them into the heating element when I wasn't home and catching that cardboard on fire. They hadn't warmed up yet, so hopefully I didn't just kill all 12 of those eggs :/ but, they shall go into the new bator tomorrow since I don't need it to turn because it's a hatcher. God knows why I didn't just wait in the first place. I'm a spaz sometimes....
     
  10. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well of my 5 turkey eggs 2 looked to be quitters one later than the other and 3 were fully formed turkeys dead in shell....... So 0/5 .. discouraged upset.....
     

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