new LG bator Question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jessiewoodard57, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just added another bator today (my hova bator is full and all the feed store had is LGs) so I bought a LG. The instructions that came with the LG were sooooo incomplete as far I'm concerned. What I need to know is which troughs do you use for incubating and which for hatching? The instructions just say in bottom of the bator!! After I am done with this hatch I will see if a removable plastic tray from the hova bator will fit if so I will buy another for the LG. (the plastic tray seems like it would be easier to clean).

    Tonight I am picking up some Partridge Cochins so I needed the second bator.

    Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Chances are you got the 9200. I just got one last week, it will work but it's a pain at times. I added the fan kit since the store had them, I'm really glad I did. It was pretty easy.

    This will help right away! https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=412923

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    far as the bottom, eyeball it carefully. It has ventilation holes in weird places. Put water where it doesn't have the holes. Definitely put a good, reliable hygrometer in there, and another thermometer. Mine was off by 1.5 degrees.

    Good luck!

    ETA, be REALLY careful adjusting the temp, it's ultra-sensitive.
     
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  3. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the fast reply. I don't like the LG as much as the Hova-Bator but it will have to do. I had it running all day and it seems to be holding at 100 so i just loaded it with 17 partridge cochins, 6 silverlaced cochins, and 1 lone EE. We shall see how it works.
     

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