Questions about auto egg turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenOfTheC, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. ChickenOfTheC

    ChickenOfTheC Out Of The Brooder

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    I use an automatic egg turner in my incubator. My questions is, when it is time to stop turning your eggs, do you take the eggs out of the turner or just leave them in there? I have found that removing the eggs from the turner makes the temp have to be adjusted.
     
  2. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All ive read is take out the turner on the 18 day and DO NOT turn them by hand on the 18 day (till 21st day) you start lockdown dont open the bator.The egg turner i have the motor comes off and is all dishwaqsher safe. I couldnt tell you about the temp needing to be adjusted after taking out the turner. What kinda bator you got ,and what breed are you planning on hatching?
     
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  3. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of turner?
     
  4. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those motors produce a little heat. Might be why you have to adjust the heat when you turn it off. Imo i would take them out of the turner. 1. less cleaning 2. less chance of a chick tripping around the turner holes.
     
  5. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    I take the turner out. The temp usually re-stabilizes after about an hour. I Increase the humidity at that time that also increases the temp. hope this helps Gloria Jean
     
  6. ChickenOfTheC

    ChickenOfTheC Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I have been taking it out, but I have seen in pictures where others have let the chicks hatch in the egg turners. So I will continue to take them out.
     
  7. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kinda eggs you hatching out ?
     
  8. ChickenOfTheC

    ChickenOfTheC Out Of The Brooder

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    Mostly Marans, but I just ordered some beautiful Araucana/Americauna eggs for hatching. Hopefully I can get some Olive Eggers.
     
  9. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats hope you have a very successful hatch
     

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