Turn-X Incubator by Lyon

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bshpqr, May 21, 2010.

  1. bshpqr

    bshpqr Out Of The Brooder

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    Just picked a Turn-x Incubatior to use here at school. It is the TX-6 model. Just looking for opinions, positives, negatives? It looks pretty cool. I have Hova Bator's at home and figured I would try this at school.

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have no experience with it but it looks a little expensive. How many eggs does it hold?
     
  3. bshpqr

    bshpqr Out Of The Brooder

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    With the turning ring it came with, which is for chickens-18. They have different turning rings for it. Quail-48, Phesant or similar-28, goose or similar 7 or a combo ring that they say 72???
    It was $$$, but its for some projects we will be working on in school. The money was donated.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Never used that Lyon, but have used the big box 48 egg with turner lyon and it worked great. We used them in our research labs along with the GFQ cabinent's.
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    That's a good incubator. [​IMG]

    I had an excellent hatch with mine and it was my first time hatching eggs!
     
  6. CorralitosSunflower

    CorralitosSunflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just borrowing this incubator from one of my husbands fellow teachers, it is an older version I think and doesn't have an automatic turner. I hatched out some duck eggs with it and it worked great, now I am going to try some shipped BCM eggs and am hoping for the best. One thing I can't figure out though is how to use the turning ring? Last time I just didn't put it in and hand turned now I am considering using it or the egg carton method. I really like it because you can see thru the whole thing, it was really fun to watch the hatching, with my LG it is much harder. It seems to hold temp much better and I can control the temp down to half degrees much much better and don't have to open it to add water, one of the best parts! Let me know how your hatch goes and I will let you know how mine goes [​IMG]
     
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  7. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I supply incubators and eggs to school teachers and just finished two hatches with these incubators yesterday. One teacher had hatched for years and had a great hatch. Just put it together, plugged it in and waited. Yesterday morning she had 10 out of 12 pips and they were out in time for open house last night. The other was a first time hatcher and was confused by the wet bulb thermometer so she took the water out and they were bone dry yesterday. We had set it up and told her to just add distilled water (gave her a gallon) when the bottle was dry. None of hers will hatch - they are due today.

    It's a great incubator if you just set it up and let it go.
     
  8. mandabach

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    If anybody still checks this I'd love to know if you check the eggs to make sure they are turning.

    My duck eggs don't seem to be moving much.
     

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