Hatcher Problems!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rbl4life, May 17, 2011.

  1. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a homemade hatcher, with a thermostat and a 40 watt bulb. It gets up to temp, but when the light goes off the temp drops way down. I don't know why its doing this because it is set up right beside my incubator with the exact same set up. Any ideas?
     
  2. farmboydj

    farmboydj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do not know a lot about this but what i heard to do is put 2 lights in there one being a low watt light to keep the heat evan while the other one being there to heat it up if needed i hope someone else comes along that knows more
     
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Hi again [​IMG]

    The light is providing heat, causing the temperatures to rise.

    When the light goes off, it's no longer providing heat, and the

    temperature drops. Just because the incubator beside it has
    the same set-up, One light still doesn't provide as much heat
    as two, so turning one off makes a big difference. :)
     
  4. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but i thought that the incubator would hold its heat a little better than it is, when the light comes on it goes to perfect temp and stays there, as soon as it turns off it drops. in the one beside it the light goes out and stays at the same temp and within a couple minutes the light will come back on. im just wondering why it is acting so different in the hatcher
     
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Are there any holes, or anything different in the hatcher?
     
  6. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it has two holes in the same spot as the incubator, i think it might be the thermostat, it has three screws on it and the one in incubator has two
     
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    It may or may not be the thermometer.

    I had a bad thermometer last year - it ruined my

    entire hatch. The temp. was 5 degrees lowert than

    what it was reading the entire time. [​IMG] maybe look

    into getting a new one?
     
  8. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have put two seperate ones in there and they both read the same, i was hoping it was that!! oh well i have a different plan now that seems to be working so im going to stick with that!!!
     
  9. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  10. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you muchly [​IMG]
     

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