MY Quail egg turner! 150ct. or 120ct. store bought?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by RoosterRoo, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. RoosterRoo

    RoosterRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I came up with an idea for my Quail eggs. I was tired of buying egg turners ($39.99) and then have to buy the Quail rails (additional $14.99) not including shipping if needed! So I am making my own! Lets just say my way does 150 in the same area as just the Quail rails! Figure in the frame for the store bought and I could add another 25 making a total of 175ct egg turner for about 1/4 of the price!!!

    Items used for build:
    1 length (10') of 3/4" PVC schedule 40 ($2.25) Not all was used
    1 Replacement egg turner motor ($9.99 HERE) I am sure you can find it cheaper on ebay
    Some type of glue


    You take a dash of these
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    and a pinch of this
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    and you get this (150ct capacity)
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    It can be made larger if needed! }:)
     
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  2. SavageChick

    SavageChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that is genius! [​IMG]
     
  3. Anniekins

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    Looks interesting. How does it turn the eggs?
     
  4. RoosterRoo

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    Thank you! [​IMG] I am in the process of cleaning it up and putting it together.
     
  5. RoosterRoo

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    I will get there. One thing at a time. [​IMG] Gotta keep the interest. lol..
     
  6. Mwilliams32931

    Mwilliams32931 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you using to hold it together?
     
  7. ksp1

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    You got my interest!
     
  8. RoosterRoo

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    I am out now but when I get home I am going to glue the pieces together and update pics. ;)
     
  9. RoosterRoo

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    It is not completely finished yet. I still have to clean it up a little and make the turning unit. So far I just built it for 150ct Quail eggs

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    And in comparison to size of the store bought egg turners (120ct.), there is still room to equal the same footprint! I am sure I could get 175ct. for the same footprint as the store bought! That is 46% MORE egg capacity for less than 1/2 the $$!! }:) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  10. RoosterRoo

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    So. After doing some measurements and math, I decided to make the rack the same footprint size as store bought egg turners. What does that mean?? Well, instead of having a 120ct capacity, you now have room for 200 EGGS!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    For those not thinking clearly due to the awesomeness of my design, that is a 67% capacity INCREASE!!

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    The egg rack does not mount on the egg turner, it is just there for size reference.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2013

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