switching to turner mid hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kefiren, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. kefiren

    kefiren Chillin' With My Peeps

    i want to set the max number of eggs in my hovabator (50?)

    so i'm assuming no room for the auto-turner

    i'm hoping to switch to the auto-turner after weeding out the non-starters

    is that a problem?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I think it will just relieve some of your labor.
     
  3. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing better than a turner. Candle them at day 14 and take out junk and then add more eggs to the turner. So I guess just the opposite. This is some evidence that it doesn't matter the first 7 days though.
     
  4. kefiren

    kefiren Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks!
     
  5. Thespoiledchicken

    Thespoiledchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I frequently incubate way more eggs than my autoturner can handle [​IMG]. I will place extra eggs in the front well and hand turn those (just be aware of extra heat by the motor), I have also laid eggs on their side on top off eggs already in the turner. After I candle they all manage to get a spot in the turner.

    Now- not saying this is great to do but it works for me in a pinch and my hatch rates are still good.

    Good Luck!

    Trish
     
  6. kefiren

    kefiren Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow, eggs in the well and on top! i never would have thought of it, great idea! thnks!
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I'm horning in on this thread. I'm making a home made bator, Would it be ok to start eggs on a towel under the hardware cloth with more eggs on top of the hdw. cloth, (to maximize the # of eggs to be hatched?) assuming that there'll be duds to be removed, then move everything to hdw. cloth???
     
  8. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lazy. I think you will have an air circulation problem. Tell me more or perhaps start another thread.
     

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