Help! Incubator Temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by samsrib, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. samsrib

    samsrib In the Brooder

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    Oooooh anyone with wisdom...please share it with me.

    My first incubator is a Little Giant. I have two thermometers in it, along with 17 eggs. One thermometer on the egg turning racks, holds steady at 99.5. I put the second thermometer, which is the exact same ( it was in the box the egg turner came in) on top of the eggs. That one reads 104. I have read another post from someone that when they placed 2 thermometers in the incubator, the one on the turner said 99.5 and the one on top of the eggs was 102. That is a 2 degree difference between the top of the eggs in MY incubator and the top of the eggs in THERE incubator.
    I have read that about 103 can kill the eggs.
    I am having trouble figuring out where the thermometer should go and what it should read in that location. We were very excited that the one on the turner has held a steady 99.5 but now, seeing the one on top of the eggs is so high, I am quite concerned.
    We would greatly appreciate any wisdom.

    This is our first time hatching. The eggs are 2 Ameraucanas, 8 Delewares, 2 Black Copper Marans and 5 Rhode Island Reds. Hatch day is supposed to be Sept. 27th.
    thanks so much for your help
     
  2. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

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    I found this video it may help



    I was given a LG incubator today but I haven't used it yet.
     
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

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    best thing to do is add a fan, the kit for this bator is about $35-45, but i used a pc fan & it works great.
     

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