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I have lots of questions about my new incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, May 23, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Ok I have a LG circulated incubator w/ turner, here are my questions.


    Where does the water go?

    How much water should be put in it?

    What should the humidity be?

    should I take out the red air hole thingys during the whole incubation or just during hatching?

    How can I refill the water w/o messing up the eggs by opening the bator?

    I have a thermometer other than the one that came w/ it and it works well but the only place it fits is in the middle of the turner and I cant read it from there, what should I do?

    A lot of the turner cups keep coming loose and fall over when I barely touch them, why?

    Is th red light suppose to be on or off when I reach the right temp?

    If I change the temps how do I know when it is at a steady temp?

    If I don't fill all of the egg cups up where is the best place to put the eggs?

    If I don't fill up all of the egg cups can I take out the extras?

    Why am I so stupid? [​IMG]
     
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Corey,
    [​IMG] GOOD NEWS!! [​IMG] I can't answer a single one of your questions..... with one noteable exception....the last one. [​IMG] You are NOT stupid at all. You are just new to this whole thing and anxious to do it right. In my former career I was a pediatric nurse, but when it came time to have my own kids I found my self asking the same "dumb" questions the parents asked me ( and I was able to answer to their satisfaction ) simply because I was so anxious to "do it all right. Somebody will pop up on this forum with the right answers for you or you can call the number that came in the instruction manual and ask customer service. Your questions will get answers and they are not "dumb"...just unanswered as yet. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bantymama

    Bantymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 19, 2007
    MN
    I have the same bator here is what i do.

    The water goes in the bottom.
    I fill all the spots.
    Humidity should be around 50 %
    I take out the red plug if the humidity gets to high and put it back in if it gets to low.
    Just open the lid and add water it should not hurt any thing.

    I used the thermometer that came with mine and it worked well. I set it in a cup on the turner and it stayed.

    Make sure when you put the cups in they snap in place.

    When you get to the right temp the light should go off and come back on when it heats up again. It will go on and off alot.

    When you get to the temp you want leave it for a while to make sure it holds that temp for a few hours.

    I did not use all my cups and i put the eggs in randomly
    here and there.

    I left my extra cups in. But i dont see why you cant't take them out.

    I placed a wash cloth in the bottom close to the edge and lined it up with one of the small holes on top and then i used an eye dropper to add water through the small onto the wash cloth. This way i did not have to open the bater the last few days.

    Hope this helps Any more ? just ask.
     

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