starting a hatch a long after a failed hatch

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by rocks3flowers, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. rocks3flowers

    rocks3flowers Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched a lot of chicks last spring and learned a lot! thanks for all the help and advice.
    my trusted and true hovo-bator died may it RIP. I had a friend who wanted me to hatch for her "shipped eggs" safe to say we had issue after issue everything seemed to go wrong.. with my new incubator little giant 9300..
    day 25 we opened eggs to see perfectly formed chicks that just seemed to have died and never hatch...


    so here I am testing my new little giant 9300 incubator in hopes for help, advice, and hopefully hatch healthy chicks.
    I have 24 eggs from my own flock that are fresh and healthy. right now I have a huge mixed flock the roosters are a heritage barred rock. and also a cream leg bar from the the rees line. for hens I have lots of sex links, EE and a few odd balls ;)
    so a good chance of olive eggers and more mixed odd balls


    iv cleaned my incubator & I plan to dry hatch. I have a second thermometer and humidity gage.

    any advice on little giant 9300 would be great. it does have a turner but no fan.

    eggs in read set go.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck
     
  3. rocks3flowers

    rocks3flowers Out Of The Brooder

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    up date! so I think its safe to say this incubator sucks!!! I started with monitoring temp for hot spots and cold spots noticed over a 5F degree range. so I ordered the fan/heater. it was easy to install I hope that it would fix the hot spots by moving the air around!! no luck at all... its as low as 94.2 in spots and 101.6 in hot spots. I am at a loss for what I should do so im trying to find all info on issues with this Bator and what temp range is safe... will 94.2 eggs develop and hatch at all... I have a lot of reading and learning to do... there are 3 dozen eggs in Bator ill also check development....
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chek the temperature at egg level. Also check the thermometers next to each other to make sure they read the same.
     
  5. rocks3flowers

    rocks3flowers Out Of The Brooder

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    yes I have.. thank you. i'm going out in the morning to get a few more thermometers the type than save high and low range. im reading all I can find on the little giant incubators seems the range affects hatch and can make hatch time spand 5 days... one person rotate egg location out of hot and cold spots... I know its early but I candled just to see and I saw a lot of signs of life.
     
  6. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck. Please let us know what happens.
     

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