turning trays...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken_noob, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have yet to get to hatch my own eggs. I am slowly gathering info. I was wondering when you turn the eggs by hand or by an auto turner, how far you turn them. Is it end over end or something like 45° one direction then back past 0° till your at 45° in the opposite direction. I like to think how things work and how I could make my own. Thanks for your time and info.
     
  2. mathesonfarm

    mathesonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you hand turn them, you lay them down with the small end slightly pointing down. Then you make an X in the center of the egg on one side and on the other side, you would make an O, this way you would know that you have turned everyone of them and to the right position. You want to turn them 3-4 times a day so the embryo gets the exercise that it need and so it doesnt stick to the membrane.
    When you put them in a turner (thats what I did), you put the in, small end down, and the turner slowly turns them all day back and forth. I would say they turn slightly more than a 45* angle (I think). Hope I could help you out and good luck!
     
  3. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    You can make your own "roller" using grid like for tree ornaments. Only put an egg in each slot. A guy here on BYC made one and then attached a motor to pull it back and forth.Rolling the egg from O to X and back again. Maybe that's something for you to look into. GL
     
  5. chicken_noob

    chicken_noob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Again, thanks for that info. I will look into it.
     

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