Ok..need some advice w/a LG 9200...Newbie hatcher...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buzymom13, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010

    I got a LG 9200 for Christmas from my hubby. I've been very excited to get into trying it. I have been kinda (ok I'm sort of a control freak) doing some test runs with the equipment so that I can be "ready" before trying to hatch anything. I first set up the incubator and kept it at 99.5 / 101 degrees F for over 24 hrs. WOOHOO...then I added humidity...I got it to 45 to 55 % humidity but as soon as I did that my temp w/the thermometer that it came with jumped up to 110 to 115 F! and I can't get it down....the thermometer that I bought from Petco is around 100 F sometimes a little less 99 or 98 but I can't seem to figure out how to get the other one down... I vented (took the plugs out) and also offset the lid of the incubator a bit. Doing that seemed to bring the temp on the "high" one down to 99.5 or so but the other one drops to 90 or so. Am I still ok? Should I NOT offset the lid? If there were eggs in there would I be messing them up doing something like this? Advice from you guys who have done it all please!?!?

    Thankx so much folks!!! [​IMG]
  2. critterranch

    critterranch Songster

    Oct 1, 2010
    Red Creek, New York
    i would not off set lid.it will make cool and hot spots. i set my temp with both plugs out.

    then at night i put both back in to hold heat because my temp goes down to 98 with plugs in it stays 101 at night.

    first thing i did was put water in then set temp. then ajusted the humdity from 35% to 65%. the humdity was actually easier.

    maybe someone else can help better.

    my eggs are all set i set on thurday 7pm so hopefully everthing goes good
  3. BlacksheepCardigans

    BlacksheepCardigans Songster

    Oct 11, 2010
    Southeast NH
    Spikes are the curse of LGs. Having said that, take out their thermometer and put it in ice water for a minute and then put it back in. It's possible that the column of alcohol in the thermometer has gotten broken and it's reading higher than actual.

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