My first hatching experience: make or buy an egg turner?

rlwt

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 11, 2012
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Lawrence, KS
I have ordered some buff orpington eggs and they are on the way. I have borrowed an incubator and am working on setting up. I'm feeling ready for my first ever chicken hatching experience. But there is one problem. I work away from home most of the day and the eggs will need to be turned. I am thinking of buying a turner that will fit the incubator but the incubator doesn't belong to me so that seems like a waste of money. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to quickly and cheaply make a home made turner that will work while I'm away at work. I know there is an incubator page but I couldn't find out how to simply make a turner from that page. If I missed something I'd love a nudge in the right direction.

Thanks
 

RedRoosterFarm

**LOVE MY SERAMAS**
9 Years
Mar 25, 2010
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Eatonville, Washington
They are not cheap. I would turn in the am and when you get home and when you go to bed. Its not a big deal if they are not turned every few hours. I didnt have a turner for years and did it by hand when ever I could and some times missed a day. Good luck!
I have ordered some buff orpington eggs and they are on the way. I have borrowed an incubator and am working on setting up. I'm feeling ready for my first ever chicken hatching experience. But there is one problem. I work away from home most of the day and the eggs will need to be turned. I am thinking of buying a turner that will fit the incubator but the incubator doesn't belong to me so that seems like a waste of money. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to quickly and cheaply make a home made turner that will work while I'm away at work. I know there is an incubator page but I couldn't find out how to simply make a turner from that page. If I missed something I'd love a nudge in the right direction.

Thanks
 

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