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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by airwolf, Mar 10, 2011.
i have a little giant incubator
still air incubator
how often do i add water
I add more to mine every 2-3 days or so. Whenever it needs it
It's my first setting and I'm using an LG also. I've got a hygrometer in mine. I'm adding a little bit daily and the humidity is real low 20-35%, but I'm trying the dry-hatch method, so we'll see. Here is the advice that I'm going on:
Add water as the larger trough gets dry. It's the surface area it pulls off of not the depth
I generally have to refill every 3 days or so.
where can you get the best deal
for a hydrometer
Depends on the quality you want. My $9 Wallmart one seems to be working for now, though it got some bad reviews on Amazon. Here is a review of the one I got:
I paid 5 or 6 bucks for a combo temp/humidity at Walmart. I have seen a bunch of people using them.
That's the one I've been using in my Little Giant too, but I'm starting to wonder if it's good. I have a turner, and so I had to stick the thermometer on the turner rack even though I've read it should be on the bottom wire. I hope it's not too close tot he element and giving me the wrong readings.
What is a good humidity range?
i only have the LG incubators. No turntable,No fan..i turn by hand in each of them. set at 101' to 102'. i stopped worring about water adding, i just fill a small jar of water & set inside. as for humidity, i dont worry about readings either.a old friend told me many years ago as long as water is in it will be enough for humidity. i do add a wet sponge last 3 days .many will disagree and claim it has to be a certain range. what ever works for you & your eggs.. one thing with them is small size.if room temp is too cold or drafty you will have lower or bad hatch hate. keep out of sunlight or near heat sourse which is cause them to be too warm . i do not use air plugs. i keep air holes open the whole time. my hatch hate is very good using the same ones for 10 to7+ ?? yrs now...usually get 36-38 out of 40 eggs hatch but also depends on breeds of chickens.. i use all of mine continuesly for 5-6 months,washing after each hatch. i have chicks hatching every 7 days. mine have been good working so far no problems or replacements needed (knock on wood )