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I figured, they are notoriously unreliable (unfortunately), but manageable. I've found if you use a small screw and fashion a milk cap to the temperature knob, it makes adjusting the temp MUCH easier, unless you have the digital model. I have both, and my digital is pretty worthless.

There's a great big thread, I think its called LG tips and tricks, something like that. There are lots of tweaks in that thread to make them more stable and reliable.
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I had a 6/10 hatch rate. These 6 little guys are spunky and none of them have any leg deformities!! Woohoo!!
Just out of curiosity, is there a way to tell which ones are roos? There are 2 that I've noticed that are bullying the rest, and they both have longer wing feathers that stick out further than the other ones. Just curious..
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And don't worry, my cat likes to look but she's harmless! (She does this with our mice too)
post #14 of 16

Have you calibrated your thermometer?  That should be the first thing.  Are you checking the temp throughout the box?  You'll find some variation.  I'm a temp fanatic, and often have 4 thermometers in my bator (forced air) throughout the hatch.  You might wrap the bator in a blanket to see if that helps.  Be sure to not block the vents!!

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How do you increase the humidity in a still air incubator..mine is steady at 40-45% and need to get higher?
Edited by janvan - 4/28/16 at 10:19pm
post #16 of 16

Add more surface area for your water.  Try sponge, or damp paper towels/washcloth.  What is your incubator, and where is the water supply?  Does it have channels under the wire mesh, or is it a home made bator?  In my home made styrobator (with fan) I've found that turning off the fan increases humidity by a huge amount.  I have LOTS of ventilation in my bator, so it's also an option to block some of those holes, but I wouldn't recommend that in a purchased bator.  If you are out of options for a horizontal surface to put a sponge, you can always screw one to the wall!

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

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