Too many eggs for automatic turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HickoryGuy, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. HickoryGuy

    HickoryGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other than buying a larger incubator [​IMG]....

    My auto-turner holds 42 eggs, but I've got about 50 right here that I want to incubate. Should I try to put them along side the turner & turn just those manually, or try rigging them on top of the other eggs in the turner, or just take the turner out, lay them all on their sides & hand turn them? Can't stand the thought of throwing extra eggs away instead of hatching them....

    Maybe someone else has dealt with this situation and can provide some input? Thanks.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Many will say don't do it. I always do. stack... then when you candle on day 10 you can remove the quitters and you'll have room in the turners.

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  3. HickoryGuy

    HickoryGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very, very interesting. I considered this, but I was worried upon the eggs turning, ones on top might get in a bind somehow & bust. Ever had anything like that happen?
     
  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ha ha ha! [​IMG] you so need a bigger bator.... wait I'm gonna try that!
     

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