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Little giant still air incubator

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Hey guys and gals, I have a little giant incubator, 9300 series we are on out second batch of chicks and the whole batch was no good. They seemed to be a week behind when u candle them. I have three eggs in there that mark 21 days today two more that will be 21 days tomorrow and one that's on day 22 today. No peeps, or piping. The 22 day one is still alive. I have three more to put in tonight. Humdity is 70-77 and temp is 101.1 any advice would be great. We just lost five chicks. My first egg did great and hatched and on the 21st day. Could it be because the hens are young? We have jubilee Orpington roosters and yellowed leg game hen mixes. I don't want to lose anymore baby chicks.
Edited by Norbertsmomma - 4/7/16 at 9:23am
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What humidity did you run for the first 18 days?

Is the temp with a calibrated thermometer or what the display is reading.

I just bought a 9300 to use as a hatcher.

I had to set temp at 103.6 to get 100 degrees at top of the eggs. If i left it at 99.5 I would get 96 to 97 degrees at top of eggs.

The humidity gauge read 55 whether it was dry or full of water.

So don't trust it at all.
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We have it set at 55, humidity is down to 48 at the moment. It was fine with pur first hatch. But this batch they were super weak. Did u get the one that said made in the USA? I know the ones that say made I. China have a bad problem with the humidity. They hatcher is Reading 73 % humidity and 100.9 on the eggs. We have one with a egg turner and that's the one reado g 48 % humidity
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Mine said made in the usa.

I have the 9300. And the 10300 with fan.

Both read off on temp and humidity.

The worst is the dumb little probe on the plastic if it moves a little changes the temp quite a bit.

I've found that dryer incubating works better for me. Keep humidity at 25 to 30 for first 18 days. Then raise to 65 to 70 for lockdown. If i ran higher had a lot that died during the last few days.

My guess is if the temp is running low your hatch could be delayed a few days.
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