OH NO!!! Turner not working!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tellynpeep, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    I just discovered as I was moving my first batch of eggs to the hatcher, that my auto-turner is not working!!! I have a hova 1588 with the auto turner, and have been watching the temp and humidity like a hawk, but found today (DAY 18!!!! ) that the turner is not hooked up properly. It appears that a small piece of plastic that attaches to the metal part has broken off. I don't know how long it's been like this, but I assume ever since I set the eggs.

    I have another batch of eggs that are on day 11.

    PLEASE (please) tell me they will be OK.

    I think I've got it hooked up now. Will know in the morning. (I am NOT staying up tonight to watch my eggs turn.) I am just SICK at the thought that both hatches (Marans and Ameraucanas) could be ruined from this.

  2. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    well not much u can do now but hope and pray. but ill keep em crossed for u [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]. when i use a turner i always put a mark on one of the racks and the frame and everytime i go past i make sure i see it in a few differant positions each day good way to tell. i hope u get something at least. have u candled?
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    I seem to remember some one posting that they let eggs set unturned the whole time to see how critical it was and they had a descent result. Nothing to do but wait and see.

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