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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rlwt, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. rlwt

    rlwt Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2012
    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.

  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Mar 25, 2010
    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!

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