question about a little giant from TSC

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jennings Gamefowl, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. hi its me again with a question about the still air little giant i got from TSC... I ask a question yesterday and thanks to all that replied... but my question now is on the wire rack i have the temp meter and its reading 99 but the eggs dont feel all that warm though.... is everything alright....
     
  2. Mrs. Glassman

    Mrs. Glassman Songster

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    99º doesn't feel as warm to the touch as you might think....Keep in mind that YOU are 98.5º. You wouldn't feel a huge difference.
     
  3. roche477

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    I don't feel much of a difference on my grate either. If you are running still air you want your temp to be 101-102 closer to 102. Forced air units should have a temp of 99.5.

    Good luck!
     
  4. NanaKat

    NanaKat Crossing the Road

    The temperature is warmer the closer you get to the heating unit.
    I have a 9200 Little Giant and use an auto egg turner with it.

    I set my thermometer on a small cardboard jewelry gift box in the middle of the bator. This raised the thermometer to about even with the middle to top of the eggs and I get a better reading.
    If your thermometer is on the wire mesh, you are probaby within the correct temp range.

    I have successfully hatched several clutches of chick and one hatch of turkey eggs.

    Have another batch of turkey eggs in the bator right now and have posted a thread for advice4 on those wild rescued eggs.
     
  5. Got5Chicks

    Got5Chicks In the Brooder

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    A still air unit should be set for closer to 102 Degress......
    99.5 is for a forced air unit~

    Good Luck! [​IMG]





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  6. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I have a LG still air - got 24 eggs ready to hatch in it right now!
    I use 3 thermometers:
    1 on the "floor" of the 'bator... usually runs about 98 - 99
    1 on top of the eggs... usually reads about 102-103
    1 is a "probe" type... i put it at egg level in a kind of water wiggler (I incubate in cartons & lay it in an empty carton)... usually reads between 99.0 - 100.2
    I keep humidity between 50 - 60%
    Last 3 days up to 70%
    Works for me, but everyone's different. You will need to try a few things and see what works best for you.
    Also... I keep my LG in a room with No Drafts/Forced Air/AC/Heat. Its up on a little table - about waist high. And I hand-turn.
    Good Luck.
     
  7. i had them at 99 would they be ok if i moved them to 102
     
  8. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    Quote:As long as the 102 is at the level of the Top of the eggs.
     

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