Incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Soonerguy33, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should temperature be and humidity be for hatching eggs? How do i know if i have stil air or forced air incubator? Its little giant incubator
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    the model from tsc?
    go to the hatching eggs section best literature is there
     
  3. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    Forced air means it has a fan. Temp for forced air is 99.5
    Still air has no fan. Temp at top level of eggs is 102 degrees.
    Set the temp on the 'bator a couple days before you put the eggs in.
     
  4. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    Also... you should get a thermometer/hygrometer from walmart. The thermometers that come with the LGs aren't very reliable.
     
  5. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks..its still air....its showing 98 degress and 58 humidity????is that ok?
     
  6. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    At the level where the top of the eggs will be, it needs to be 102 degrees.
    98 is way too low. The humidity is a bit high. I keep it at about 40-45% for the 1st 18 days.
    Mainly, though, you need to get that temp up.
     
  7. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    didigital thermometer is reading 98 degrees and humity 55....and regular themometer is reading 100.....no eggs in it yet just testing it out
     
  8. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    Once you get the temp set, make sure it is stable for several hours. I have found that the bast way to make sure your hatch goes well in an LG is to keep the 'bator in a stable temp environment. Get the inside temperature where it needs to be - then don't touch the dial.
    Messing with the thermostat after the eggs are set usually results in temp spikes which are bad for the eggs.
    I've had some pretty good hatches in an LG, but you really have to keep an eye on it & figure out what works best for you.
    Good Luck!
     
  9. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humity is at 37...what can i do to increase humidity?
     
  10. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    put a wet cloth / wet sponge, the temp will high soon.

    want more humidity fast? just make the cloth/sponge absorb warm water and it will make the humidity high so fast.
     

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