Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fowlwoman1, May 13, 2008.

  1. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Wenatchee, WA
    Left home for a couple of hours today and when I came back I checked the bator to see the max temp that registered while I was gone. 116.9 degrees!!!!!!![​IMG]

    I am going to candle the eggs tonight and if the chicks are all dead I am going to sell this bator and make my own! I have a water heater thermostat that might regulate the temp better than whatever the LG has in it. I haven't been able to get the humidity higher than 40% give or take 10%. I don't see how the heck I"m going to get it to 70% for hatching. This is my first hatch with this brand new LG. I used my mom's hovabator for my last hatch(which was my first). When I bought the LG I didn't realize it had such a bad reputation. I felt the eggs to see how feverish they were and they didn't feel extremely hot, so maybe they have a chance.
  2. Grillmaster33

    Grillmaster33 Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Triad, NC

    Good luck...
  3. Why would you sell it? Why would anyone els have different results with a faulty bator?
  4. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Yikes! Don,t give up yet! Cool the eggs off right away with tempid water sprinkled over them.
  5. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Wenatchee, WA
    I was thinking that instead of selling it I might use it as a hatcher....
  6. Might not want to do that either. My chicks just died from getting too hot.
  7. equus2

    equus2 Songster

    Are you sure that your thermometer/hygrometer is calibrated? Maybe you're getting bad readings? Just a thought.
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    That's what I was thinking... I keep two thermometers in there to double check. I had a digital go out on me, and it went really crazy before it died... 120°F. Thing is, the temps never changed. I'd keep an eye on it, but I'd definitely suspect the thermometer. My little LG keeps the most perfect temps I've ever seen, so I can only shake my head and wonder why everyone's having so many problems.

    How old is the 'bator?
  9. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    My LG holds steady problems at all---AS LONG AS YOU KEEP IT OUTR OF DRAFT AND SUNLIGHT!!!
  10. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i have 5 lgs and i think they are great im getting 90%hatches

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