Help-- lots of ?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by needtohatch, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I have read so much info I am getting confused. I have a LG bator (still air) w/turner. I seem to be able to get a steady temp of 100. Is that ok? Should I have the bator up to temp before I put my eggs in, or let it warm up w/eggs in it? Also what is the best way to add water?
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  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    The bator needs to be up to temp before adding the eggs. That way you can make sure it's holding the temp and not fluxuating. I add the first water before putting the eggs in the turner. Then a turkey baster works well for adding more later. Hope that helps some. Good luck on your hatch.
     
  3. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC and wish u luck with ur hatch. [​IMG]
     
  4. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] a baster would work very good i use a squrt bottle after i spilld water with a pitcher and it ran out the little holes in the bottem and all over the table and floor.
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Some people use a piece of air tubeing and a syringe to add water so they dont have to open the bator to do so.
    Good luck with youre hatch.

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  6. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info and ideas! Is my temp of 100 ok or should I go a little higher?
     
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
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    A still air should be closer to 101.5
    Good luck with your hatch:)
     
  9. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    temp should be a steady 102F. Goodluck, -Jay
     
  10. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can take a marker and trace the water wells so you can see them tween the turner or add a piece of tubing or straw don't remove lid to add water use vent holes,

    lg's are very touchy so let it warm up , then watch it closely, cause just moving the lid can throw it off,

    temps goal for 99.7 - 102 (99.1-100.7 forced air). with an lg, don't adjust till it's out of that range, it's not going to stay on 100 even a genesis swings a bit (99.5-100.2)

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