MISSION IMPOSSIBLE...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by d_rooster, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. d_rooster

    d_rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... "This automatic egg turner will self destruct in one day or less. " [​IMG]

    Yes, not even before the end of the first 24 hours the LG automatic egg turner died. :mad: When I removed the turner from the incubator the little metal housing on the motor was so hot it burned my hand. I'm back to manual turning and with only six eggs it doesn't take long at all. Something must have gone wrong and the motor overheated. No wonder I was having trouble with regulating temps in the first 24 hours.

    I was up until 2 a.m. last night checking and re-checking in an attempt to get things to stabilize after removing the egg turner. My broody hen, Betty, got more sleep than me last night. [​IMG]

    All day I kept thinking about how the thermometer readings were slightly different depending of the location of the probe in the 'bator. I kept worrying about which reading was the real one. So today I got busy and scrounged a computer cooling fan and found an AC to DC adapter at Radioshack with adjustable voltage from 3V to 12V. I spliced these two items together and now I've got a forced air LG incubator that is holding well at 99.5 F and 51% humidity - FINALLY!! Maybe I can sleep easier tonight. [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    LOL, oh the drama! Good quick thinking! That fan does help. And I've heard several people say their LG turner quit working. Never had a problem with the Hova turner, thank goodness.
     
  3. d_rooster

    d_rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a link to the variable voltage adapter that I used in case anyone is interested. It's Catalog #: 273-1667 at Radioshack. The big discount chains also carry something similar.
     
  4. d_rooster

    d_rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cynthia,

    Thanks for acknowledging the drama. [​IMG] I think the reason I like reading this forum so much is that there is always excitement or something on the edge in every post (i.e. "chicks a hatching, NOW!"). I also love the cute pictures and variety of opinions.

    I've been reading your posts for months now (not stalking you or anything) and I really think you must be one of the nicest chicken admirers and mentors on these forums.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Aw, thank you. You're very sweet to say so. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I used the same type adjustable adapter & computer fan in my homade bator, works great.
     

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