Help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mahonri, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'm supposed to have eggs from TX and WA arrive today to incubate.

    The new cords for my hovabator arrived... I've tried EVERYTHING on the hovabator manual sheet... and I can't get it to heat any lower than 110 degrees. (3 thermometer verified, one NEW)

    The Brinsea was supposed to have arrived. It has not.

    Anyone in the Phoenix Area have some extra bators?

    Guess I could give you a couple Black Copper Maran chicks and a Couple of W/BW Ameraucanas if they hatch.

    I was supposed to put eggs in the bator tomorrow... now I'll have eggs that I can do nothing with.
     
  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    have you replaced the wafer? does it cut off at all? could it be the snap switch?
     
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
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    Have you tried reseting the whole thing (probably) I have one that is backward on the settings. Keep adjusting until it does something, anything for at least a few hours.
    At the worst, run to a feed store and pick up a cheap 40$ incubator. You can always use it as a backup after you don't need it anymore.
     
  4. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

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    I think you need switch reset. It is in the instruction manual. Did you get that?
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've reset it more than once.

    Finally talked to a nice fellow at GQF. They are sending a replacement part, Next Day Air.

    I pray it works.

    Brinsea will probably not arrive until Monday as it comes all the way from Florida.

    Oh Joy!!!

    This is worse than hoping a hen will go broody....
     
  6. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh no!
     
  7. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
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    Oh my gosh. That is such a helpless feeling. I am glad you called and are getting the part asap!
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    In the meantime you can leave a crack opening on one side of the bator to help difuse the heat out and check again until you get your part.

    Otherwise, hot water bottles.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Just got an e-mail telling me that my new switching unit will arrive tomorrow.

    I so wanted to put eggs in tonight.... but...

    The eggs from TX that were suppose to be here today... didn't come
    The eggs from WA that were suppose to be here today... ddn't come

    The new Brinsea probably won't make it until Monday.

    I'll have chicks that are about 3 days apart... guess they'll survive... but I'm missing out having the first chicks of 2010.

    ... have to settle for the first week.
     

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