Stablising a Little Giant!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rainstorm, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    Is there No fast easy way to do that?
    ive been tryng to get it right since 1 earlier today and it either goes 2-5 F's above right temp or 2-5 below [​IMG]

    and I cant get humidity right, I got all the trays in it filled up but it stays around the 45's? or below



    WHERE ON EARTH DO YOU PEOPLE GET SO MUCH PATIENCE FROM?
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I have heard that you need to do little adjustments and then leave it 24 hrs, then adjust a tiny bit more, that the adjustment is touchy, but once you get it stabilized, you are good to go.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I got my patience when I finally got tired of fighting my Little Giant and it's up and down temps and drop kicked it into the trash can and got my first hovabator. I should have done it a long time before I finally did.
     
  4. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    Quote:I got my patience when I finally got tired of fighting my Little Giant and it's up and down temps and drop kicked it into the trash can and got my first hovabator. I should have done it a long time before I finally did.

    LOL not happening anytime soon here! just got it today for first incubating try
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've used a Little Giant one time and found it way to finicky for my taste. It was a lot of adjusting and I never could get the temp. to hold steady the whole time my eggs I was trying to hatch were in it. I would highly recommend a Hova Bator for anyone with short patience. Just plug it in, let it climb to the right temp. and you are good to go! [​IMG]
     
  6. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could always use a hammer.......ok really i have one & yes its a pain at first but once you get it set you should be fine . i lost my first hatch after day 18, no clue why , i took the turner out & added more water & when i opened the dead eggs to check why , they all were very wet inside . i think they drowned. wish you luck
     
  7. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    If you figure out an easier way, let me know [​IMG] Watch it until it reaches the right temp and then turn the knob tiny bits until the light just goes out. Then walk away for an hour [​IMG] Took me a while too.
     
  8. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    To Stabilize a LG in five easy steps.

    1) Get glass of rootbeer. Drink for relaxation.
    2) Get large sledgehammer.
    3) Slam sledgehammer down with as much force as you can muster
    4) Repeat until the rootbeer wears off.
    5) Buy a hovabator.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Very funny ....and very true!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    Quote:Very funny ....and very true!! [​IMG]

    LOL
     

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