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help with still air lil gaint 40 watt incubator (I'm New)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tennessee_chicken_lover, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. tennessee_chicken_lover

    tennessee_chicken_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm New So What should The Temp. Be set to i had it pluged up all night and the temp it at 88 degrees right now i have about 40 eggs setting at room temp also. When should i put the eggs in. Thanks
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Get the temp to 101 and humidity around 50 percent relative. Do not set the eggs until it has been steady at this temp for 24 hours. You will notice once you set the eggs, the temp will drop...leave it for another 24 hours to come back to temp. Then make very small adjustments only when you are there to monitor it. These are known to go haywire with big temp fluctuations. With very small adjustments and close monitoring until you get it settled, you'll be fine. Good luck with your hatch.

    Jody
     
  3. tennessee_chicken_lover

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    Thanks For the help I hope they all Hatch well
     
  4. chickiemom

    chickiemom Out Of The Brooder

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    the instrustions for my little giant incubator stated to have the temp at 99.5. There should be a term. with the incubator, the 99.5 is written biggest. Also you should have the instructions too. I will reread the instructions to make sure about the temp. I know there has been alot of different temps told. I will recheck.
     
  5. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
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    I have a styrofoam Lil Giant too (no egg turner), but I don't think the thermometer that came with it is worth a darn. I bought a water weasel, digital thermometer, and a hygrometer from www.shilala.com (they also sell on eggbid)

    Shilala's website explains the use of the water weasel:
    [http://shilala.com/weasel.html]

    Hinkjc is correct about the very small adjustments part, you only need to turn the knob a tiny bit.

    Stephanie (also in TN)
     
  6. tennessee_chicken_lover

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    Thanks everyone. Mine has the eggTurner, Are the turner any good?

    Everyone here is so nice and has lots of information Thanks to everyone
     
  7. jmofaustin

    jmofaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes turner is good, I also leave mine at 101 and have had 100% hatches with farm fresh eggs and 50% hatch with shipped eggs.
     
  8. tennessee_chicken_lover

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    Quote:Thanks Jmofaustin I have About 40 Eggs i'm gonna put in when the temp gets to 101 Hope the hatch rate is good Can't Wait till 20 or 21 days


    Dustin
     
  9. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The reason for there being different temperatures being told is that there are 2 types of incubators. Still air which should be set at 101 degrees. The stratified air layers gradiate so the internal temperature of the eggs reach ~99.5. The second being circulated air, which holds a constant temp throughout.

    Here's a reference:

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKIncubation.html
     
  10. tennessee_chicken_lover

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    The Bator is Finally Set and I have 40 Eggs in it now. I can't Wait till these lil chicks hatch. It is So amazing knowing that an egg can produce so a lovely Thing. I love Chickens.



    Thanks everyone, Dustin
     

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