1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Would this work as a turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Granny Hoffman, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SE Michigan
    DH picked this up at Lowe's on clearance and I wasn't sure if it would work as an egg turner being that it is metal. Opinions please.


  2. abhaya

    abhaya Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I would attach an egg carton to it to keep the eggs from getting cracked by hitting the metal. But I would think it would work
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    If your good with tools and fabrication you could probably make some thing work. I think the motor and gear reducer are the most important parts, but major modification looks to be in order here.

  4. muddstopper

    muddstopper Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    Murphy NC
    The facts are you can make a 500hp cummings diesel work with the correct gearing and fabrication. The question is why go thru all that, your not really saving any money. I dont know what price was paid for the rotessoiry, but this low voltage gear motor, http://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G15492, I refered to in this thread, post#8, https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=426033, is only $12. You can make the windshield wiper mechanics out of scrap metal, attach to your trays, use a cellphone charger for a power supply and have a cheap turner motor that is very compact and has the power to turn multiple trays of eggs.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by