LG as a hatcher?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sammysmom, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Sammysmom

    Sammysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone has used an LG still air as a hatcher and what kind of experience they had? I am using a Genesis right now and just saw an LG at my feed store. I was thinking I could use the Genesis for incubating, the LG for hatching and so be able to rotate eggs, get lots more chicks.....yeah, I'm definitly addicted![​IMG]
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I have for years. [​IMG] It works very well. The reason (IMO) they have so many issues is because they cannot get back to the right temp & spike & stuff. So when using it as a hatcher, the top is not opened and the temps are not fiddled with. I actually incubated & hatched my two sebbies in a still-air LG. GASP! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sammysmom

    Sammysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you have to add any extra sponges to get your humidity up? I've read that sometimes that's the case with LG's. It is very dry here in Arid-Zona![​IMG]
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I just lost 4 eggs to 120 degree temperatures when my LG's thermostat shorted out last night....

    I used to be a big fan, and advocate for the LG....
     
  5. Sammysmom

    Sammysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, no 120 degrees![​IMG] That's terrible! So sorry about your eggs.[​IMG]
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yes, I filled the trays & then used a clean, dampened & wrung out sponge. I had no problems getting it to 85% but then it spiked to 97%. The goslings were already out by that time, so I had my hubby just pull the red plugs out. I did have one temp spike to 104 but the eggs hatched anyway.
     

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