Turner problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moonlitfarms, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] GGGRRRRR!! I have eggs in the bator for the first time ever and my turner stopped working. I am not sure how long this has been a problem. The motor is running but the bars are not moving. This is a Little Giant (I know, I know get a hovabator) is this a common problem that the turners stop? Will my eggs survive if they were not turned for a couple days? Today is day 7
     
  2. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same problem with my new Genisis, a bar was dislogded during shipping so I had to take the turner out and work several back in the slots. Now it is working great!
    Sylvia
     
  3. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It worked fine when i put it in and all of a sudden it stopped.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If it was new take it back and have it replaced. I have no idea what LG's policy is with faulty products.
     
  5. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But will my eggs survive?
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Yes they'll survive. You can use an egg carton as a temporary turner. Cut the flat lid part off, put the eggs in the carton and prop one side up to create a 45 degree angle. Make sure you "turn" (prop the opposite end up to reverse the 45 degree angle) at least twice a day. [​IMG]

    Or you can just lay them on their sides and turn them each by hand. Which ever would work for you best. I hand turned a couple of my own eggs for a few days until I was able to remove some others to make room on the turner. They're still developing nicely. [​IMG]
     
  7. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, I would hate for my first hatch to fail due to a failed turner.
     
  8. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Just make sure they don't lose too much heat and they should be fine.
     

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