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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by deshet, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. deshet

    deshet Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2015
    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 want to get the eggs at a 30 to 40 degree angle


    I have quail eggs inside.

    please let me know what you think

  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    The concern I would have is that the eggs would hit into each other and possibly crack, and that any water you had in the incubator could possibly spill out. Have you seen this idea? This would allow you to simply push the egg cartons back and forth and not have the incubator open for a long period of time. You may want to get egg cartons that are specially for smaller eggs like quail.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I've tried this before, with the eggs set in cartons. Is your incubator forced or still air? Mine is still air, and one issue I encountered was the higher end would get hot and the lower end would cool. I bought an auto turner, problem solved :)
  4. deshet

    deshet Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2015
    I installed a computer fan but I don't think it works well enough.

    I did notice that temperatures changes based on which area is lifted.

    I checked the eggs with my infrared heat gun and they are similar temperatures. None of them are up to temperature yet.

    I don't think the gun is very accurate because I have duck eggs hatching today and the shell temp shows 94 to 96 degrees on a proven medical grade incubator.

    Once all of the ducks are out the quail will go into the proven incubator with turner.


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