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Little Giant Still Air Incubator 9200

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Pros: Inexpensive, simple to use.

Cons: Metal grate makes the eggs roll a bit.

I have read that many had problems with temperature control. I have followed some tips given to me from a breeder. I have filled the large outer well in the bottom with glass stones from the craft store. They hold heat well and allow the lg to heat up within a minute or two after turning my eggs. The temp has stayed rock steady the whole time. When setting it up I only barely turned the knob and then waited several minutes at at time until the desired temp was achieved. I also added a sponge beneath the vent hole that I use a dropper to add water too to aid in proper humidity. Also the room that it is in had no drafts or temp flux. With the addition of stones to the well I have had no problems with the temp control whatsoever. It's a great incubator! 

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Works great! Took little while to get the desired temp but once it was set it stayed at 99 to 100 degrees. I can unplug it and then plug it back in a few days later and the temp will go straight up to 99 to 100 and stay there. Wonderful product for Newbie!!!

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Cons: Thermometer that comes with it is off.

I got 19 out of 22 healthy chicks.

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Pros: Steady Temperature, Inexpensive, Lots of chicks

Cons: None

I have hatched hundreds of chicks with my LG 9200 Still Air Incubator. At first I had to learn how to use it. And I had to develop my tricks for even incubator temperature. So now I pretty much set it up, put the eggs in, and leave it. I don't even record daily incubator temperatures anymore because when I look in to check the incubator, everything is good. I dry hatch and only add water in a small cup at one corner of the incubator if the humidity gets below 25. At lockdown, I raise the humidity higher. I only hatch my eggs and my friends eggs. I always get lots of chicks. The most I hatched at one time was 45 chicks. I will continue to use my LG 9200 Still Air Incubator as long as I get these successful hatch rates.

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Pros: Lots of eggs, cheap

Cons: Metal grate rolls eggs too easily, hard to clean, unstable tempature

My first one of these stopped heating so I had to get a new one. Otherwise, it's a simple investment for a simple hobbyist. I have never had excellent gatch rates. The temperate isn't very stable either.

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Pros: inexpensive, easy to set up, nice viewing windows

Cons: styrofoam body

We are off to a fast start this year, and my DH insisted I get 2 of these. After chatting to a lot of hatchaholics, this bator fit my immediate needs. I have both chock full, one of various breed chicken eggs, the second with geese eggs. I am hand turning the geese eggs but intend to buy the rails pretty soon. There is a fluctuation in the temps, but i do have a drafty house. This is a pretty good setup for starting out hatching, but i am already looking ahead to make better choices, or build one on our own.

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Pros: Cheap, easy to assemble and use, good starting incubator

Cons: does not retain heat or humidity well, has hot/cold spots

My first incubator in my youth was a Little Giant Still Air.  It was cheap enough for me to purchase, and I had a lot of fun toying around with it.   It was far from reliable, but I did get some chicks to hatch here and there.  Thankfully, I was only working with barnyard mutt chicks. (Do Not purchase if you are trying to hatch quality shipped eggs!)

 

I noticed chicks only hatched in certain locations of the incubator.  After testing, I saw the temperature varied from 89 - 104 degrees F, depending on the location.  I purchased the auto turner, which helped a great deal as the incubator does take a very long time to get back to the proper temperature and humidity.  

 

I lived in an older house with an unstable temperature.  If that is your case, I suggest trying to wrap up the incubator to further insulate it. 

 

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Pros: Cheap

Cons: hot spots, cold spots, doesn't hold humidity well. Takes too long to recover temp if you lift the lid

Lucky mine was borrowed. I sure wouldn't buy one. The owner warned me it takes a lot of practice and alot of attention. Rotating the eggs around the bator so they get equal time in the hot and cold spots. Very colse watch of humidity, etc No still air for me!

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Pros: very nice and inexpensive

Cons: None

I bought this bator with the egg turner and so far I have only had good hatches:) !

Little Giant Still Air Incubator 9200
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The Little Giant® Still Air Incubator is made of durable styrofoam to help retain warmth and keep a constant temperature. Incubators feature two 4 inch x 8 inch viewing window with solid state thermostat control, thermometer and moisture rings. Wire or plastic grill safely supports eggs during hatch period.

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