Little Giant Hatch Along

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BookWorm243, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    Hello [​IMG]
    I am on day 3 in my little giant and have 21 eggs that I am really hoping some will hatch. I was wondering if anyone else is going to be setting or has set some eggs in a little giant and would like to join me. For eggs I have 8 silkie, 3 Marans, 3 Ameraucana, 5 EE's, and 2 Barnyard mixes [​IMG]

    EDITED: Please do not come and post negative comets, Thanks [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
  2. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    We are using a Little Giant also [​IMG] and we are on day 3 and 4. We have 19 eggs of barnyard mixes, who knows what we will get. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I am praying that all with be okay, we have had LOTS of temp issues, so we'll see.

    Ours was originally a science experiment, but hopefully we will get some females out of this hatch and just begin raising, maybe my son can do a 4-H project later.
     
  3. Lroach711

    Lroach711 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm putting 31 in my LG tonight. 16 B/B/S Orpingtons, 8 either blue or black copper marans, and 7 BLRW [​IMG] This is my 2nd hatch..hoping it goes much better than the last! DH added a fan for me and I've calibrated my thermometer/hygrometer since the 1st hatch. Sooo I feel like I've done everything I can to improve!
     
  4. mudchicken

    mudchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    little giant here as well. 4 bantys, 8 rir nhr cross, and 15 red stars. are you guys using the automatic egg turner? i just swung by tsc getting dog cat and chicken feed and picked one up and added it into the bater. i let the bater warm up overnight and put the eggs in this mourning, so i feel like it was not a bad move. this is my first hatch and i hope i do good
     
  5. Lroach711

    Lroach711 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm using an automatic turner..it's an old one but it works [​IMG] There's no way I could turn manually since I work full time.
     
  6. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:I am using the egg turner, the only problem that I see is getting the water down in the hold tray, have to move the turner.
     
  7. mudchicken

    mudchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    You could probably just carefully pour into it.with a kitchen measuring cup, that's just what I been doing. Here is a question. Is there a right and wrong way to out eggs into the turner? Like is the pointed end supposed to be facing up or vice versa?
     
  8. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:I started using a Coffee Mate milk bottle to pour with, the spout on the lid is perfect, no water running down the side. I was pouring with a measuring cup but I was getting water everywhere.

    Pointed ends go down. When I got some of my eggs, the pointed ends were up so we don't know if those are going to do anything or not. The big end has the air sac.
     
  9. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    Quote:I am using the egg turner, the only problem that I see is getting the water down in the hold tray, have to move the turner.

    Use a large syringe with aquarium air tubing. You don't have to move the turner or even open the bator! Fits right down the large vent hole in top and you just snake your way through to the wire bottom to fill the tray. Another thing you could do is leave an empty slot above the tray's, it makes for easier filling.
     
  10. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:I am using the egg turner, the only problem that I see is getting the water down in the hold tray, have to move the turner.

    Use a large syringe with aquarium air tubing. You don't have to move the turner or even open the bator! Fits right down the large vent hole in top and you just snake your way through to the wire bottom to fill the tray. Another thing you could do is leave an empty slot above the tray's, it makes for easier filling.

    How do you see to make sure you don't overflow?
     

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