Anyone else reverse top and bottom on LG incubator???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mnferalkitty, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hated how on my LG incubator the bottom was so shallow and when I opened the top the chicks would jump out, so I reversed it and made the bottom the top and the top the bottom. Has anyone else done this? It was pretty simple to do I just took the heating element etc. off and put it all back on to the bottom(which would now be my top.
     
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't be the first person to think of this and do this?
     
  3. TenOC

    TenOC Out Of The Brooder

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    I do not open my LG. I open one of the plastic windows.
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't able to do that without burning my hand.
     
  5. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a spacing ring to make it taller and it works better
     
  6. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They make spacing rings for the older model Hovabators (before 2005) in a square shape a lot like the little giant. The little giant, and MOST LIKELY the farm innovators incubator.
     
  7. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the chicks are jumping out isn't it time to put them into a brooder.
     
  8. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't leave the top off and just let them jump out. Its when I open the bator to get them out to move them to the brooder. they are fast little things and easily get out of the incubator if I am not careful when I open it to move them
     

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