like I said I was new to hatching...no I wasn't aware I needed any other thermometers in there, but I will sure invest in some. I didn't set up the bator either. They did so I know they didn't put anything in there....they just adjusted the controls on the outside. Zipping most had just started to zip and got shrink wrapped. If I had caught it I would have helped. I checked humidity one day before I went to town. Was gone an hour and it dropped 30% and my chick died while unzipping. Its in a back room with no drafts or air conditioners, but it stays comfortable in there because we leave the door open. So I'm not sure what's going on with it. All I know is I don't like this batir , I'd rather buy a new one that I know I didn't leave eggs in ect...he just really didn't take care of it. My nephew told me he would leave the dead chicks in it too...so yeah not paying 650$ for this thing...wish I had known that in the first place.
Hey, we are all in this together. I hope I didn't sound snippy. I'm honestly trying to keep up with the new members on this thread and keep their stories straight!! I feel like I'm asking people the same questions over and over and I can't remember who's who!! No matter what incubator you have, you need to have a separate, calibrated thermometer and hygrometer. Do not trust the ones that are on the incubator until you've checked them against a known device. Then it still takes awhile to get used to your specific bator and how it acts through the whole hatch. Hopefully he will take back the incubator since you don't like it. I'm sorry it killed your chicks!! Right now you have a new batch in a 48 egg one? Is it an LG. What day are they on? I swear I'm trying to keep up! Lol
honestly I think he thought that because I didn't know ANYTHING about Bator's and hatching that I was an easy $ made. What he doesn't know is I learn fast, research what I don't understand, and take lots of advice. My hubby bought me a little 48 egg cheapo Bator to use until he can get me a new one. He told me he was only buying one more so I better get the one I want.....soooooo...I set the bar high I want a 300 egg capacity Brinsea. 1800.00$ price tag but he said I better get the one I want....I know, I know, I'm a smarty pants...lol. I would be happy with 180 egg capacity. I order a lot of shipped eggs, I'm trying to establish different breeds.