~~~tilting the incubator not turning eggs~~~

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by deshet, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. deshet

    deshet Out Of The Brooder

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    I am thinking about not opening the incubator at all to turn the eggs but tilting the incubator itself up and down. Internally the egg yolk should move when the incubator is tilted keeping the embryo from attaching to the egg shell itself.

    I have quail eggs inside.

    Thanks

    please let me know what you think
     
  2. Sustained

    Sustained Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do this with my styros that have no auto turner. Works great and saves a lot of time
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    That's fine if the incubator has a fan. If it is a still air, the high side will get hot and the lower end will cool. That thermal stratification will reverse when the other side is raised.
     

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