Incubator seems impossible to regulate

amanda802

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First time hatching... Borrowed a LG 9200 from my mom, who hatches her ducks in it. This year she had terrible luck with her eggs but I think it was because she was keeping her humidity too high. Anyway, I had the incubator set up for a couple of days with the temp holding steady at 99.5 according to the analog thermometer inside the bator. I set my eggs in it yesterday. Today I bought a digital thermometer that shows humidity. Put it in a couple of hours ago, just checked and it's showing 109! The analog was showing around 105 so I turned it down a little. It just seems to do its own thing. Any tips?
 

kuchchicks

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I think the fste of the eggs will depend on how long the temp wad high. My last hatch my 1 yr old turned my temp up and i did not notice until it was 104. After that i had a terrible time trying to get it restablized. I too was using a 9200. I found that with that bator i had to constantly babysit it. It was exhausting. The best tip i can give is make EXTREMELY SMALL adjustments and then wait for the adjustment to regulate BEFORE adjusting again. Unless of course the temp is sky high. I would then say crack the lid to lower it. That will affect humidity so you will have to monitor that. If you plan on hatching frequently and/or getting a new bator i highly recommend the Hova Bator 1588. I just got it and am using for the first time. My hatch is due Sun and it has been working like a dream. So easy...plug in a basically walk away. I love it!
 

amanda802

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Thanks for the info. It seems to be regulated today... Hoping it stays that way and no damage was done. The temp was high for a few hours, but I'm not sure how high. Crossing fingers!
 

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Thanks for the info. It seems to be regulated today... Hoping it stays that way and no damage was done. The temp was high for a few hours, but I'm not sure how high. Crossing fingers!


Good luck. If you candle them on day 4-5, you should know whether it hurt them or not. We will hope not.
 

kuchchicks

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Mine was high for easily a couple of hours. I ended up with a 40% hatch rate. I had a lot go wrong with that hatch. Temp drove me crazy the entire time. High then low, hot and cold spots even though it was forced air. I was really surprised that I ended up with a 40% hatch. I think that they are sometimes tougher than we give them credit for. "Life will always find a way".
 

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