incubator won't hold tempature

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Robo, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I have a Little Giant still air incubator, and when the house temp goes up a little bit it will change the temp and humidity by a lot. Does anyobdy know how to get it to hold it's temp better?
     
  2. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    I had the same trouble with my LG and basically the only thing that fixed the problem was to spot in the house to put it that keeps a pretty steady ambient air temperature. I had mine out in an insulated shed that I thought held a steady temperature but it turns out i was wrong. My bator temp was all over the place from 96 to 103 degrees. I VERY carefully moved the incubator and eggs into a corner our spare bedroom that is away from the windows/doors and since then it stays right between 99.4 and 101. If you can't find a place in your house where the ambient air temperature stays steady you're probably going to be fighting the incubator and adjusting constantly.
     
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We cured that problem by finding a large box to contain it: an air conditioner box. We also put doorweatherstripping between the two halves, and weight the top down with a heavy candle. Added a computer fan too.
    Holds steady now. If room temp really plummets - like the air conditioner goes on- I toss a blanket over the top of the box to eliminate any drafts.
     

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