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Candling overdue eggs - Page 3
Edited by jonezjollyfarm - 4/12/16 at 3:50am
Lots of people have problems with the LGs, they need tons of babysitting to get good hatches. Irregular temps can be a real issue.
You also have to have your styrofoam incubator in the most stable room in your house, away from drafts.
When you do another batch, there are things you should do to make sure your temps and humidity are in track - like have secondary calibrated thermometers and hygrometers. The built in ones are notoriously inaccurate.
I'm also using a LG still air incubator for our 4H project (was kindof saddled with this project= since I have chickens it must mean I wan to hatch eggs!) I've had horrible temp fluctuations. I finally got it to stabilize at 99-100 (according to a digital thermometer, but the original glass thermometer reads somewhere in the 100s, and a meat thermometer poked into the styrofoam reads like 104!
The thermometers are all in different spots in the bator. Candling reveals veins in most, so that's good.
I'm so nervous about this I can hardly stand it LOL. Want baby chicks? That's what chick days are for!
What were your temps during incubation? I'm hoping and praying we end up with at least one or two chicks out of this!