0 for 26 wow that sucked!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jjparke, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I had 26 eggs in my bator. At 25 days I had a hatch of 0%. My bator came with 2 thermometers. I had one of them outside in the brooder and one in the bator. When I put the second one in the bator I realized there was a 7degree difference between the two. Which was right? Were either right? 90% of the eggs were "quitters." So heads up if you buy a Little Giant Incubator do not use the thermometers that come with it.
     
  2. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Next time?
     
  3. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ya 41 started today.[​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    LG is that any relation to the 1588 that is suppose to be coming to me soon?
     
  5. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Uh oh!
     
  6. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Put the thermometor in crushed ice and water. Should read 32. If not move the thermometer on the card so it lines up with 32 and tape it. Now it will be accurite. Did you use a hygrometor for Hum ?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It's not related Mahonri, but they have basically the same thermometer. Go to walmart and get a couple $6 springfield thermo/hygrometers to put in there. The 1588 is supposed to be preset, but you still need to double check it.

    ETA: A good rule of thumb is to ALWAYS toss the thermo that comes with the bator!! Better luck next time [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  8. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Throw those spirit carded thermometers away right out of the box and go buy you a good quality therometer/hygrometer. It will save you a ton of heartache! [​IMG] Hope this next hatch goes well for you.
     
  9. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, that REALLY sucks. The only thing worse would be having to listen to your new Hova-Bator 1588 (which sound like a dental drill!) for 25 days and then having no chicks![​IMG]
     
  10. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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