We put this in our diy incubator. At first we hated it due to the limited 15g for quail eggs. We absolutely love this for our celadon eggs. They fit a lot better than most standard eggs.
We absolutely love these turners amd hatching baskets for Chickens and Duck eggs!
Thank you for the review, Nyla. We love that you absolutely love these turners for Chickens and Ducks. Quail egg racks are sized for eggs 15 grams or less, the standard egg racks for chicken eggs, and Goose racks for larger goose eggs - The Hatching Time Team
Firstly my order arrived late, broken, and missing parts. Upon arrival, the box was beaten up by Fedex. When opening the box, nothing was wrapped up or secured in the box. Everything was just stacked in the box with no padding. One of my turners were missing a red piece that connects on the turner motor to the turner arm. The black rack for the turners was broken at it's legs. And I was missing 2 of the quail egg rails. I ordered the 12 set rails. Everything in this bundle is 3D printed. It's all cheap plastic, but works as intended. The baskets are small, a full tray of eggs placed in it for lockdown is a tight fit.
These egg turners are not great. The fitting of the eggs sucks. These trays do not set the eggs straight up. instead you are leaning each egg against the other. So if one egg goes bad, it will easily cause the other eggs in the same row to go bad. If you don't have enough eggs to fill the rails, the eggs will lay on their sides. I've noticed these turners also slightly shakes the eggs when it turns them. I bought the quail rails with this, and almost all my quail eggs don't fit in their quail rails. These are standard coturnix quails, not even jumbos! You cant put a quail egg in each slot and expect them to fit properly. I'm overall very disappointed in this purchase.
Hatching time did ship out replacement rack, and missing parts very fast. This would be a great buy if the fitting of the eggs actually fit properly. I ended up throwing the quail egg rails in a box for storage because I can't use them unless I space the eggs out wide which takes you from 13 eggs in a rail to only 7 eggs in a rail. And even that is if your eggs will sit in the small rails enough not to be jolted out of the rails when the turner starts moving. Another issue with the quail rails is that they loosely sit into the white rails. They don't clip or snap into place. Just sit, and they slide a bit when the motor turns them. This causes more jolting to the eggs. I'll had 6 eggs fall out of the turners. I only bought this setup to mass hatch quails and chicken eggs. But sadly the amount of eggs I can actually hatch in this setup is roughly 1/3 of the eggs listed capacity.
We are sorry you feel this is not the best fit for eggs. The order was processed, shipped, and delivered in 4 business days. The estimated transit time is 1-5 business days.
We are sorry the box was beaten up by FedEx and the item was damaged. We were able to get the replacement parts out to you the next day.
The CNT 120 is formed ABS plastic. We do not use 3D-printed material.
The Quail Egg racks are for eggs 15 grams or smaller. There is a large variety in egg size for quail – not including jumbo quail. The eggs can be on their side – please see the user manual for CT series incubators on our website.
We did make a mistaken and included only 10 of the 12 quail egg racks that you ordered, but we were able to get the missing 2 sent out the next day.
The Conturn TM Egg Turners provide vibration-free egg turning. If the eggs are being jolted out of the racks, it may have to do with how the CNT unit was installed in the cabinet.