Turner or Tilter? My stupid question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MiniBeesKnees, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Do turners need to actually rotate 180 degrees or do some 'turners' mostly just tilt the eggs first one way, then another...without actually turning them all the way over?
     
  2. Another stupid question...If heat rises (which it always does) why couldn't you mount a fan on the bator top blowing down? Like a ceiling fan?
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Some (octagon 20) do have the fans in the ceiling.
    Some tilt, some roll. Just depends. Basic idea is that the eggs need to move enough to keep the embryo from attaching to a wall.
     
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  4. Any idea the angle? Would it have tilt 45 degrees? And I'm thinking side to side...right?
     
  5. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Songster

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    45-degrees, yes
     
  6. Thanks...I'm in my 'build a better incubator' mode. I too have an Omaha Steak styrofoam cooler...LOL
     
  7. So...I don't need anything elaborate with an external handle and all that...all I need is...

    ...something to rest one edge of some shelf arrangement on placed on each side of the cooler.
    Long nails driven through the styrofoam will work...from the outside to the inside....think those little pegs put in holes to hold shelves up in inexpensive bookcases.
    All I need to do is reinforce the hole so the weight will not crush the inside cooler surface. I have some brass tubes around here someplace and dowels that fit inside them.

    Some 'shelf arrangement' just has to have a lip so the cartons don't slide downhill and I can use egg cartons on that 'shelf' to hold the eggs.
    Then to tilt the eggs I just use the opposite side set of pegs to rest the uphill side on.
     

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