still air incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by froggy, May 29, 2008.

  1. froggy

    froggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having a heck of a time with temp on my still air.I like on blower incubator better.question is how do i keep temp right on the still air on and if it went about 103 are they dead already or do i have a chance in saving them
     
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  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    No they prob are not dead but you can't really regulate still airs that well I have read. You can buy a fan for your bator. You will see that the eggs below the heat source will hatch first and the the ones farther away may take a few extra days.
     
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    i have a still air incubator and it is regulated perfectly. You just have to piddle with the control to get it that way.
     
  4. PulletSurprise

    PulletSurprise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I'm running 2 LG still airs and the temp is staying perfect. Mine are in the guest bedroom where there is no draft and no traffic. I'm the only one that goes in there and I only go in normally 3x's a day just to turn the eggs.
     
  5. Peeps

    Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a still air too, I'm surprised how well the temp holds. It is in a room with no drafts and nobody else goes in there. I have a heater in that room that keeps the room around 70, so the bator temp will be more stabilized.
     
  6. froggy

    froggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you all so much i will keep trying. it is ok now i have it in my spare bathroom and i am the only one who goes in there.wish me luck all
     
  7. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you all are having such good luck. We've been having 90 degree days and 45 degree nights (no air conditioning, or heat in house now) and things been reallly erratic... I'm ready to pitch it!!
     
  8. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    I have one of each and had great luck with the temps holding pretty steady but I made sure that anyone who came in the door knew they would die if they touched my bators.

    I have 2 hova bators 1588's left and they are due june 1st will have to see the difference in them. Will be interesting.
     
  9. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed that my temp was up to 104 or just below on top of the eggs when the eggs were straight up in the bator. Then the bottom of the eggs were down to 100... so I don't know if they are going to make it... When the turner moved them again it went down to 100... so I don't know UGH!

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