Mini Advance eggs rubbing and not turning

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dukefan70, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. dukefan70

    dukefan70 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just set up my first hatch with my new brinsea mini advance. I specifically spent the extra money so the eggs would turn while I'm at work. I happened to be standing there when the turning motor and plate kicked on and the eggs moved but didn't rotate. I realized that they're all touching. These are assorted eggs from my hens (Now down to 2 buff orpingtons, a RI red, and a barred rock...and of course Rooster Cogburn). I have all the eggs placed as recommended with the larger air sack end toward the center of the incubator.

    Would it be a bad idea to try alternating which way the eggs are pointing to see if they don't rub that way and may turn?

    Also, I read the instructions thoroughly and set the turn angle by my eggs average diameter, but couldn't find any info on frequency of turning, so I just left it on default at every 45 minutes. That ok?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2016
  2. dukefan70

    dukefan70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Put a mark on the top of the eggs and they have been turning so I guess I was wrong. I've had an egg and its replacement crack as they heated up in the last few hours, so one will be a little later hatching if it does.

    Still curious if anyone can answer my second question about the intervals of egg turning.
     

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