I am not happy with LG's right now.-I love my LG!! Great News!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nupine, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ohio
    Ok. This is what I have lost due to my dumb LG. 9 purchased silkie eggs that I really wanted, about 12 of my NN eggs that are selling well, at least 6 of my sebrights and 6 of my D' Uccles, and maybe a wyandotte or two. I have one hova and 3 LG's. I was using one of my other LGs untill about 2 weeks ago when I cleaned it, I decided to use a different one for a while [my hova was a going to be my hatcher]. Well that different LG must have had a flaw. It would go from 101 to 95 to 104 and back again!! It would be at 102 and I would turn the little nob the SMALLEST little way possible and it would be at 95!! I hate it. Now I have to toss all the eggs out and start again with the hova and the other LG. Does anyone else hate LG's?
    Ashlyn
     
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  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Don't toss the eggs!!! Move them to another incubator if you have it, but don't give up on them until well after day 21!!!!
    Temps can waver like that under a broody hen... give them a chance, ok?
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Nupine

    Nupine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ohio
    I forgot to say it is day 22 for the silkies and well past that for everyone else.
     
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  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:UMM, I do!! Mine is the same way!!!! :mad: I swear I could breath on that thing and it would go up 2 degrees!!!! I try not to touch it much. If the temp stays up for a while then I will try to adjust it. I thought that all incubators where the same! ONE BIG PAIN IN THE HINNY!!!!! [​IMG] But after reading about different ones I realize that no it just the LG!![​IMG] Oh well I guess I will just have to wait for all 3 (yes I have 3) of them to die so I can get a much better model [​IMG] Good luck to you! Oh yeah I would not throw the eggs out! Speaking from experience here, I have gone through the same deal and they still hatched! Sending you some wishes [​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Oh... I'm sorry. [​IMG] I'm sure you've candled them, then?

    I have an LG, and so far the temps have been fine. I just don't like the fact that you have to completely open it to rotate the eggs if you don't have a turner.

    I'm so sorry about your eggs... :aww
     
  6. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    Maybe I am crazy, but I had a Hova, and I didn't like it as much as I now do my 2 LGs. I bought my 1st LG from TSC about a month ago & went and bought another a week ago. I totally agree about the nob adjustments, but I find as long as my livingroom stays w/in a consitant temp that my bator will too. Only prob I have had w/mine is that if a 40+ lb great dane pup stands on the lid of it...it will break...cave in...and crush eggs [​IMG] But thankfully it's stryophone (which I *thought* I hated and you can just push it back out & tape it back together & BAM it's back to normal!
     
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  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Hovabators & Little Giants are virtually identical & most parts will interchange. The problem you had was either due to changing temps outside the incubator or a bad wafer.
    Neither of these incubators are very forgiving of environmental temp changes-they don't have much thermal mass & need to be kept where temps are stable.
     
  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Well I have to agree with you right now, I hate the LG I am using! I had been using a Hovabator and I had eggs gave to me so that forced me to purchase a new one (the LG). I wasn't gonna waste a good egg, [​IMG].
    It did ok on standard eggs. But I have lost 13 bantam eggs. They all made it to hatch day and died. I am gonna put that LG up and use my Hovabator.
     
  9. Nupine

    Nupine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ohio
    I may try to find something else on ebay. But everything else is so expensive.
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I don't like mine for poultry eggs. I have a 9220, LG (still air). The temp adjustment is VERY touchy & it flucuates VERY dramatically with the SLIGHTEST touch! [​IMG]

    But because I'm hatching out both geese & chickens at the same time, I HAD to use it this time...but I've just been ultra careful with it. I had it spike to 102.3 this morning & I almost FAINTED.

    I've used it for reptile eggs since 2002 and been happy with it for that--but I think I'll buy another Hovabator if I decide that I like hatching out birds. [​IMG]
     

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