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Little Giant temp control

Discussion in 'Quail' started by luvemal, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. luvemal

    luvemal Out Of The Brooder

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    Need help to stabilize temp and humidity to incubate quail eggs on a still air Little Giant incubator. I followed the instructions and the temp still fluctuates from 90 to 98. I am shooting for 101.
    I wrapped bath towels around the incub. cardboard sheets all around it. The temp increased about 0.5
    It is placed in my garage against the back wall.
    the ambient temp is about 65
     
  2. luvemal

    luvemal Out Of The Brooder

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    it sits on a chest of drawers 3 ft off the cement.
     
  3. luvemal

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    ai foolrf sround with the temp setting and it is now holding at 100.5F humidity is holding at 46-48%
    I hope this is good enough to hatch the eggs.

    Any comments or suggestions ?
     
  4. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do not use the thermometer that came with the unit buy a better quality one and even two so you can check different areas inside the incubator. Don't for get to buy a hydrometer (wet bulb) as well. The temp will go a bit high then lower depending on the ambient air temp and also will have a rise when the eggs start to develop. Go for a bit on the cooler side as the heat (and extreme cold) will kill the embryo. 98 is not bad but the 90 would worry me a bit. It would take longer for the eggs to develop if they did at all. Good luck.
     
  5. luvemal

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    Hello GrandmaBird

    I will check out Home depot and Orchard supply this afternoon and see what I can come up with.
    The unit I purchased comes with an attached wire to lay on top of the eggs.


    Thanks Luvemal
     
  6. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Walmart has both types of meters for way less then Home Depot. place them at the same level as the eggs. and Your welcome
     

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