Quick question about egg turners

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BairleaFarm, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    im getting ready to build a 400 egg bater and am curious as to what the minimum swing can be for egg turners. Thanks
  2. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

    Apr 24, 2011
    Roanoke VA
    personally I wouldn't do less than 45 degrees from vertical (90 degrees of rotation). i think that's what most commercial turners do, and you can bet they figured it out down to the second, the barest minimum to get by with reliably. (more rotation = larger incubators = higher costs)

    are you going to opt for single turning trays or multiple trays per level? multiples per level might allow more rows for the height since there's less up/down going on overall, allowing for a higher turn radius? of course it would also depend on what you're using for a tray, as some may not allow for that much rotation or the eggs would fall out...

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