My First Incubator and Egg Turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ThePigeonKid, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first incubator and egg turner today, both are Little Giant brand. I can't wait to get a chance to use it! [​IMG]
     
  2. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have fun! I got a Hovabator from Christmas, got my first batch in, now on day 8 of incubation!
     
  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Congratulations on your new bator. It is exciting when you hatch your first babies (or all your own babies for that matter). There are a lot of people on here that do not like LG's. I have one and I have never had a moments trouble with it. I also have a Hovabator 1588 and I have no problem with it either. If you are like me, you will be looking for any kind of eggs just to try it out lol.
     
  4. tornado8070

    tornado8070 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with it. I just ordered a Brinsea. Cant wait for it to get here.
     
  5. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have fun - so the addiction starts
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes I for one dislike the LG.....few things to remember to help your hatch.


    1. keep it in a room that has good heat control around 75 or so.
    2. once you get the temp set , do NOT keep adjusting it'
    3. do NOT open it except when needed, the less the best.

    trouble with the LG they take a long time to recover temp., so alot make the mistake of adjust temp up....high temp spike kill most.


    Many chicks have been hatched in the LG , but most fail because they mess with controls to much.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  7. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am using the lg with turner and I have had a really good experience with it so far, I am just entering lockdown so we will see how many chicks I get [​IMG] Most are alive and moving! I totally agree with deerman dont touch the temp once it is set! I love mine! [​IMG]
     

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