little giant incubator.

FogHornLegHornWV

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9 Years
Nov 26, 2010
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I have a LG incubator,does not have fan ,anyone have any tips for using it? I do have a turner for it. Debating to try dry incubation or not. Thanks for info.
 

johnwinters

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Sep 5, 2011
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Just keep the water rings filled and run it at a constant temperature - I found a lizard thermometer with the probe on a long cord worked better then the one with it, though I don't use the egg turner either. I also glued a piece of wood on the temperature knob to make it easier to adjust.

Good luck!

JW
 

Bantam Chase

Songster
8 Years
Jul 11, 2011
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SC PA
You'll find lovers and haters of the LG on here... personally I've had good luck with it. Some gal wrote a great 'how to', if you do a search for Little Giant Incubator it should come up.
From experience:
Throw away the thermometer it came with. Get a water-wiggler or have a temperature probe at egg level.
Be sure to have it in a room with little temperature variation - right now mine is in my parent's basement.
Get it up and running a week before you put eggs in it. It takes awhile to stabilize.
Filling the bottom with rocks, pebbles, glass beads, etc (as a 'heat sink') - will help with temp swings.
Dry incubation is your friend
Turn the knob a HAIR, then WAIT!
Watch for a temp decrease when you take out the auto-turner.

That's all I can think of for now!
Good luck!
 

LilyD

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 24, 2011
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My Coop
ChooksChick is the one who made the cheat sheet for incubating with an LG. I use it every time I use mine and it works like a charm. The more draft free your space is the better the LG will work. Many people use a basement or closed because there are no drafts and it works better when the temp of the room stays steady.

Here is the link to her sheet

https://www.backyardchickens.com/we...f4&PHPSESSID=24edf233c822d53adf9ec69d785d8fb7
 

hudsonnascarfan

Chirping
8 Years
May 26, 2011
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i have a lg with the egg turner in it what i did was put in a pc fan it really does help it to keep a even temp you can find them at any pc shop for around 12 to 15 bucks i put mine in and used a old cell phone charger to run the fan it works great some time soon im picking up a second one to use as a hatcher that way i wont have to sit on top of it when i take my eggs out of the turner and i can also run some stagered hatches that way too
 

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