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Little Giant still air temp question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DixieChickie, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    Okay I have 6 Lillian bantam Cochin eggs in the LG still air ... it's holding temp pretty steady. My question is is that I have a thermometer nesteled between the eggs, it reads 100 (just read about bumping it up to 101 -102) however the 2 digitalis that I have on the sides are reading about 97...is this okay? Should I up temp more, since the thermometer is reading higher where the eggs are should I just go by that?
    Thanks in advance for any help...

  2. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Songster

    Mar 24, 2011
    That should read 6 Lil bantam Cochin eggs....typing on my phone lol
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    Not telling you what to do, but it should be reading 101 at the top of the eggs. in a still air bator, when your hatch is done install a PC fan, it does great.
  4. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    You may recieve different input. I will tell you how I do it.
    I have two LG still air and had the same concerns about temp.
    I keep one thermometer in the middle on the turner rack.........
    Do you have a turner?
    If not , just set on the rack.
    I use that for the temp.....
    I rotate the eggs a few time before lockdown.moving the inside eggs to under the heat elemant.
    I cannot tell you a pattern because I just kind of do it a couple of times a week when I think about it.
    My middle temp runs 100.........
    I have read on BYC that a little lower temp will not kill the eggs but may cause them to hatch a little later.
    I have found this true with my standard sized eggs.but have hatched several hatches of
    Serama recently,really little eggs, and they have hatched day 19.
    I hope this helps and good luck with your eggs.....[​IMG]

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