Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seedcorn, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Got old incubator from parents, when I first started it up, it was little hot so I turned it down (uses metal bolt on top) now it doesn't go past 90 degrees. The heating element does get hot (don't ask how I know). Any ideas as to what to fix?
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Are there plugs in there that may be open? I know how you know the element gets hot....( I have a blister to show MY ignorance ) [​IMG]

    Maybe try to turn it back up, just a little? Good luck, I hope you can get it regulated! What are you going to hatch? what breed?
  3. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    partridge wyandotte bantams, as my old trio is getting old and I can't find any.
  4. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    It is very hard to turn that thing just a tiny bit at a time, and then you have to allow plenty of time to see what the temp is going to be. It takes lots of patience. I know, i have a still air little giant and it is hard to get it just right with that knob on top. Hard to turn it just a tiny bit. Hope you get it just right.


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