Selecting the Right Egg Turner
There are two main considerations when choosing which egg turner is right for you- egg size and brand.
Shopping by Brand
You will want to choose an appropriate turner for your incubator. The best way to ensure you are getting the correct one is to begin by searching for the same brand as your incubator. This will help you to narrow your search. If you have a GQF MFG tabletop incubator, then any of the GQF Egg Turners will fit. If you have a ReptiPro incubator, then you will want to select the ReptiPro Egg Turner. Different brands of incubators often have variations in dimensions that can make it impossible to use an Egg Turner from a different manufacturer, so choosing within your brand family is almost always the best idea for a guaranteed fit.
Shopping by Egg Size
You will not only want to make sure that your egg turner will fit in your incubator, but also that your eggs will fit in your turner. There are often different options for different egg sizes. While the ReptiPro is universal from quail to duck, GQF provides interchangeable racks for their egg turners so you can adjust to different size racks as needed. Brinsea and R-Com incubators often have turners built in, so you may only need to purchase egg trays or holders in the size that you need. Know what types of eggs you want to incubate, and make sure that you have the appropriate racks ahead of time.
Selecting an Egg Turner for a Homemade Incubator
The third way that you might shop for an Egg Turner is by dimension. Many people choose to use a homemade incubator, and it can often be difficult to find one that works. GQF MFG Egg Turners are 15"x15"x3". The ReptiPro Egg Turner is 9"x6"x4". Measure your incubator. Find one that has dimensions smaller than what you require in order to guarantee a fit. If you have not yet made an incubator, but are planning on building one or having one commissioned, then it may be in your best interest to select your turner first and have the incubator made to those parameters.
If you need any assistance finding the right egg turner, or would like an answer to any questions you may have, please give us a call at (844) 900-0872. We will be happy to assist you in any way possible.