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  1. djronron

    djronron Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been collecting eggs for about a week now. My incubator has been at a constant temp of 101. I plan on putting them in today.

    Any good advice from the professionals out there?

    My first ones did not do any good. Going to try again
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you first put the eggs in the incubator it will take awhile to reach 101 again. Don't become overanxious and turn up the thermostat. I have in the past and cooked the eggs.
     
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    Should I fill the bottom tray with water? Last time I kept the humidity at about 45 to 50?
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I have a little giant with auto turning. I'm in south Louisiana
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Little Giant 9300?
     
  7. djronron

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    That would be it
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I'm sorry to hear that. [​IMG] First off, do you have an individual thermometer in the bator that you can trust because the dital read out on the 9300 is usually wrong, and most people have to set it 2-3 degrees higher to actually get it right inside.
     
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    I have one on the inside that I can see through the window which shows the temp to be about 100 / 101 This Lil giant was given to me. I would like to buy me a nice one just don't know what type to get
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

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    If you are looking for a midline bator with a good rep but won't break the bank. consider the hovabator 1588, the non digital version, (1583) is a bit less. If you want the extra dough, look at the Brinseas. Hovabator is the only styro at this point I would recommend.
     

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