Turner in incubator....factory set at 45 minutes?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RobandSue2, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. RobandSue2

    RobandSue2 Chirping

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    hello...I just got my new Brinsea and the default turner time is set at 45 minutes...I can move it to 3 hours.
    45 minutes seems way to quick compared to my other turners?

    Anyone thoughts, experiences? Thanks
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    There have been studies done concerning turning frequency and incubation. The studies showed that the more frequently the eggs were turned the better it was for them. I have an old GQF cabinet incubator and it turns the eggs every three hours. The new models turn the eggs once per hour. Hens do not wait 3 hours to turn the eggs they are sitting on.

    I would leave it set at 45 minutes.
     
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  3. RobandSue2

    RobandSue2 Chirping

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    Thank you very much I actually was sold when you said you know darn well that hen waiting 3 hours to turn the egg....
     
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  4. RobandSue2

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    *isn't waiting
     

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