Little Giant incubator piece of crap

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by primal woman, May 27, 2011.

  1. primal woman

    primal woman Out Of The Brooder

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    Some time ago I read a web site of someone who recommended the Little Giant over the hovabator incubator. I bought one. It has had to be replaced once already as it was very unreliable in its temperature control. Later I bought the turner and it is less than 2 months old and it now is making a whining sound.

    I do NOT recommend this brand.
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I have had 3 of them and one was great the other 2 I sold at the auction they were crap, fluctuated temps. The one I still have is a good one. It helps to keep them in a room with little ambient temp fluctuations.
     
  3. ruffledfeathers1234

    ruffledfeathers1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't recommend this brand either. The temps are too unpredictable and spike and drop frequently. I only had one good hatch useing an LG and that was out of sheer luck. I now have a Dicky cabinate incubator that works well.
     
  4. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you enjoy spending money on fertile eggs that never hatch and/or watching your temp gauges fluctuate wildly, then the Little Giant egg killer is for you!!!
     
  5. lavenderlakefarm

    lavenderlakefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Go get yourself a genesis 1588, you won't be sorry.
     
  6. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    The little Giant is truly a piece of junk. I got a new incubator and DH wanted me to sell my LG. I just wont do that to some unsuspecting soul.
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I will take all of your LG and Hova that you do not like.. just send them to me.. PM me for my address..

    there is a way to set 'em and forget 'em..
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I've had mine since I was 9 years old, so it's been in use steadily for 17 years. I've had to replace the windows in top, I added a computer fan for air circulation, and changed the wafer thermostat over to the solidstat thermostat. I have 8 chicks out of 8 eggs set hatching right now out of it.
     
  9. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. You can get a good one but it is rare especially the newer ones. I bought a Sportsman 500 GQF it is great. Sportsman 500= $600.00 LG= $60.00 any questions?
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have run a battery of 8 of them at a time,, I also run 3 sportsmans.. I must be a lucky blind squirrel, because all of mine run just great..

    just because you cannot figure out how to make one work, don't assume that they are no good..
     

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