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Turning eggs

Manual Egg Turning
 
Place eggs on their side with small end pointed slightly down. Do not overcrowd the eggs.

The eggs should be turned three times a day. Turning the eggs is best done by removing about a dozen from the center and rolling the rest of them toward the center. Place the palms of your hands on the eggs and roll them around until you are sure all have been turned, and then put the eggs taken from the center around the outer edge. Use care in turning eggs to avoid shocks or jars that may rupture the blood vessels of the germ. Do not leave eggs standing on end. Keep them flat, pushing the pointed ends down a little with the hand. With a soft lead pencil, put a small "X" on one side of egg and "O" on the other side so you can be sure of turning the eggs.

Automatic Egg Turning


Place turner on bottom of incubator with the motor side to the back of the incubator (rim of bottom with notches is the back). Slide turner as close as possible to the front rim of bottom of incubator. Be sure the turner sits flat on the wire floor.

Use a serrated kitchen knife to cut out the notch in the corner by the motor. This will permit the electric cord from the motor to exit from the incubator.

Run the electric cord through the notch and press to the bottom of the notch.

(Do not set goose eggs in turner)

Note: This Turner runs very slowly--only one revolution in 4 hours.

 

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