Not so sure the egg turner is working...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bobbi-j, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    When I got my incubator a couple of weeks ago, I set it all up, plugged in the egg turner, got the heat adjusted, etc. I know the turner was working at that time. Now I'm not so sure. I set my eggs last night, and this morning when I checked on it, it was in the exact same position as it was when I set them last night. Now, I know that it could be that it had gone through its cycle and just happened to be there again this morning. But in the past 3 hours, it doesn't appear to have moved at all. How slowly do these things move, and how long should I wait before taking them out and turning them manually? I already made the mistake of not turning them daily when I was collecting them for hatching... I've hatched alot of chicks over the years, but this is the first time I've tried an automatic turner (it came with the incubator).
     
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    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Just discovered the "problem" with the egg turner... I didn't have it plugged completely into the outlet. [​IMG] Sigh. It's working fine now.
     
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