Why are turners as much as BAtors?***Rant**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CoopCrazy, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    This seems crazy to me every one that i have looked at want the same price for the bator as they do for the turner. That seems insane are the turners that expensive to make?
  2. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

    Jan 14, 2009
    Marshville NC
    most of the incubator arent that expensive to make either.... foam and a heater and tstat and thats pretty much it..., BUT will you make your own or rather buy theirs??
  3. jonty

    jonty Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 11, 2008
    Voßfeld Germany
    Guess because they save you work. Time is money.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I would think it is because the bator is just a box with a heat element and thermostat. The main cost is that heat element and thermostat. The turner is a turning tray and a motor on a timer of some sort to turn at x time. So the majority of the cost is the motor and timer.

    So it comes down to the cost of the thermostat/heater and the motor/timer.
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    The true answer is: BECAUSE THEY CAN
  6. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    [​IMG] Yeah I know... Sorry was ranting.. Would love to just be able to buy one. Me and electricity are sooo not friends.. I jsut copied miss prissy's instructions and seeing as i have no kids tonight will probably get started on it.. The turner is my biggest thing.. I just am not home alot and would be pushing it to keep them babies turned...

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