advice needed!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boykin2010, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a little giant still air incubator for christmas! Do any of you have experiences using it. My question is how do you manage humidity levels accurately. I have heard of people putting sponges in it can you use that? any advice is appreciated i want to have the best hatch possible!

    Also, how bad do the temps in this specific incubator fluctuate. I have heard of temps fluctuating really bad in other incubators and that is what ruined peoples hatches
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I do use sponges in mine and also small containers of water(high enough that baby chicks can't drown).
    I really haven't had many problems with the temp once I get it regulated.
     
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks. what size of sponge do you use. i have heard of people cutting them into cubes and putting them in there. do you think the thermometer that comes with the incubator look better
     
  4. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody else?
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I use sponges also..
    Just the cheap regular sized sponges...
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I actually have a hygrometer/thermometer combo that I got at a cigar store.
    I just wasn't too confident in the thermometer that came with the incubator.
     

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