Can't keep bater temp up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dixiegal62, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. dixiegal62

    dixiegal62 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After over 2 weeks of test running my little giant and keeping a steady temp of 99-100 I decided it was safe to try my first eggs. Now I can't keep the temp up. It keeps dropping to 98. It will go to 99 for awhile and drop right back down. I have a computer fan in it. I'm afraid to bump it up too much for fear it'll spike when I'm not here.
     
  2. Blue EE

    Blue EE Out Of The Brooder

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    Type in Little Giant in the search topic. This unit has a few challenges but you already upgraded by the computer fan addition. Next try wrapping the base in a small blanket or towels and a remote probe temp humidity gauge and cover the top also. This unit hatches but the operator has a few details more to deal with than other better insulated and regulated units. Read the search info and you will have a much better hatch.
     

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