Firt timer here...had a LG given to us

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Knight Hawk Ranch, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so DH had bought an egg turner with the intentions of building a bator. A friend of our had a Little Giant given to him, so handed over to us to try.

    It is currently, empty, but plugged in and working on getting the temperature right.

    I have RIR eggs to try and looking for any and all advice on this process.

    Any tips/tricks to get a successful hatch from this style incubator?

    Is there anyway to steralize this thing safely before I put the eggs in? It is used and who knows what has been in it. So just want to be safe.
     
  2. PearlD

    PearlD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take it apart and STERILIZE THE HECK out of it!!!
    I scrub mine with dish detergent, rinse really good, then spray it down with diluted Clorox. I usually let it sit for a couple of minutes then rinse with HOT water and set out to dry.

    Incubators are a cess pool of bacteria if they aren't properly cleaned after use. [​IMG]

    As far as the incubation methods....I'm sure there is a post or "Sticky" on here somewhere? with lots of info for you to read!!

    Good Luck!!!
     
  3. PearlD

    PearlD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES!! Look on the main index under 'Frequently Asked Questions" then scroll down to incubator topics!!

    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  4. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I was looking for.
    I have already printed out the hatching directions that were on the sticky here.
    Just looking for more input about this particular bator.

    I think I have gotten the temp to stablize but will definetly steralize before putting eggs in.
     
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Good Luck I have RIR's and I love watching them. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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