Little Giant Burning ME!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenPrnces, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. ChickenPrnces

    ChickenPrnces Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2012
    Deerfield, NH
    So I have a little giant still air for hatchig! The heating element is extremely hot and the bolts that hold it in are too! My LG Forced Air is not that hot! Is this normal or is something wrong with the still air??? Putting 15 eggs in tomorrow for lockdown and i'm afraid it's going to burn some of the larger chicks heads if they bump it! HELP!!!!!!!!!
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I have a still air LG that I modified with a computer fan.. the elements are not hot.. though there is a warning on it saying not to come into contact with them.. I have numerous times.. I found them to be "warm" but certainly not uncomfortable or hot.
  3. ChickenPrnces

    ChickenPrnces Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2012
    Deerfield, NH
    Ok so something must be wrong with this one then because my hand hitting it was most definitely uncomfortable!!!!! CRAP!!!!!!
  4. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2011
    Northwest Florida
    my still air lg element is always hot. we were a little worried after the first 3 hatches. all of our chicks turned out just fine hatching in the lg. even the very kooky leaping silkie and easter egger chicks that hatched first and tumbled over the unhatched eggs.
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    Ihave the same bator and the bolts on ine were always hot. I had a 90% hatch. I think it'll be okay.
    When mine hatched I always had my face pressed up on the bator, watching them hatch. You can guess what happened... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    I've had a few still-air LG 9200s and currently have 2 or 3. I have a method of getting inside the incubator during hatching without removing the entire lid and losing so much heat and humidity. I loosen a window, and slide it down or up just enough so that I can do what I need to do. Often times that includes reaching my hand in there. And yes, I've accidentally touched the heating element several times. It gives me a VERY strong electrical jolt. The bolts do too! I don't know if that's normal or not, I should probably ask my Dad or brother about it...

    But anyway, I've SEEN chicks numerous times touch their heads to the element and not react AT ALL! I don't know why not. It baffles me. [​IMG]
  7. ChickenPrnces

    ChickenPrnces Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2012
    Deerfield, NH
    Thank you sooo much everybody! Now that I know it is normal I am a whole lot more relaxed going into lockdown which happens in half an hour! 15 surprises from my friend Brandy! Can't wait to see them!
  8. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
    I know exactly what you are talking about. I just took my little giant incubator out of the closet, (I was curious about how it was doing not being used for so long, because I normally use my homemade incubators). I added a fan to it. Well, the stupid thermostat went out. I am so aggravated that I have to replace this. Although I have always wanted to see how well a wafer thermostat would work in a little giant incubator. I would love to really do that.

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