Incubator problems, need help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poliwag, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 12 Egg IM Incubator. I have had it for a while now. I have used it two times so far. First time it was used was after a few days in my homemade incubator(a wooden box with a light). Only one chicken hatched. All the rest were yolk. Second time I used it was with Silkie Eggs. None hatched and they were all still yolk, no formation at all. The temperature was always around 101-103 degrees fahrenheit.

    Here's a picture of my Incubator:

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    The white thing in the middle is a piece of foam boxing. I don't know whether it is faulty or it is just because of its design but the heat only stays to one side. I placed the foam there to keep the heat in that area.

    (I put sticks along the inside to hold the eggs in place)

    Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong or give me any advice on what I should do?
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    101 to 103 is a little too high on temp. Also, make sure you have at least 2 thermometers in there, I use 3, don't rely on just one!
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    If its going from 101 to 103 I would turn it down an see if I could get it to stay 99 to 101. 3 thermometers is a good idea.

    Have they been local eggs or shipped eggs?
     
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  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Never seen a bator like that one but the temps are way too high...I use 99.8 to 100 for still airs here at home....If it has a fan 99.8 also!!
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes temp. to high. 101 top on still air incubator. Make sure you turn eggs 4 times a day.

    Never seen that incubator ,and I have a bad habit of collecting them
     
  6. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I got them from a friend who lives just out of town.
    She has hatched chickens from them before... but they were done naturally [​IMG]
     
  7. Poliwag

    Poliwag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The name of it is IM 12 Egg Incubator(manual turn). If you do a search for that, you should find the site I got it from.

    Umm, am I allowed to link the shop that sells it? I read this site's rules and it said that some site links are not allowed [​IMG]
     

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