Help! Incubator temperature is not consistent

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hermit Holler, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Hermit Holler

    Hermit Holler In the Brooder

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    My incubator temperature is not consistent. It will be fine for a few days, then the temp will be a few degrees too high or too low. Do I have a defective thermostat. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. JudysMuscovy

    JudysMuscovy Songster

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    Have you checked it with other thermometer? If it's digital on the incubator some times they are off- I usually test mine with several
     
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  3. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    What kind of incubator is it?
    I've had little giants that have all done that. Mostly spiking temps.
    They weren't from a faulty thermostat but just a unreliable set up all together.
     
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  4. Hermit Holler

    Hermit Holler In the Brooder

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    i am using a calibrated thermometer in the bator.
     
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  5. Hermit Holler

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    It is a little giant. :eek:( Is there anything I can do to make the temp more consistent? Or just get a new bator?
     
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  6. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    We'll see what others say.
    I won't use them anymore and I've gave them a few chances. Cooked to many chicks with them.
    I love the Hovabators with the wafer thermostats. I've found them very reliable. Just plug and play year after year.
     

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