temp 102 to high for LG

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  1. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok my crazy thing keeps jumping for 101.4 to 102.0 if i tweek it it will be in the 100.9-101.4 range if i tweek it agian it 101.9-102.0
    i hope i am not cooking thse little guys humity stays about 35-45. [​IMG] they need to invent a better turning knob i think after this i am going to make something to turn the tempature gauge with, its a bugger to regulate [​IMG]
     
  2. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    How many days till sceduled hatch? What brand bator is it?
     
  3. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    I have a LG very senative adjustment. My first hatch temps went to just about the same as yours on day 16-19 and still 12 out of 16 hatched.
     
  4. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am at day 9 and my bator is a little gaint.
    due july 15
     
  5. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be sure you turn the knob slowly cause my bator heats up fast i don't know if maybe yours is the same way
     
  6. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my does the same thing i hardly put any pressure on it when i adjust it all night it stayed at 101.4 i gor warmer today so it went up to 102 when i got home from town so i turned it down now it jump to 100.8 nutty thing some said to keep it between 101-102 . been trying to the other night i was up most of the night adjusting . it got to 102.2 i freak [​IMG] and open the lid i do not think it was that for very long
    what your thought on that
     
  7. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    Quote:my does the same thing i hardly put any pressure on it when i adjust it all night it stayed at 101.4 i gor warmer today so it went up to 102 when i got home from town so i turned it down now it jump to 100.8 nutty thing some said to keep it between 101-102 . been trying to the other night i was up most of the night adjusting . it got to 102.2 i freak [​IMG] and open the lid i do not think it was that for very long
    what your thought on that

    Hmm not sure. good day to hatch thats my birthday July 15t. good vibes [​IMG]

    Did you try to set the temp a couple days before you put the eggs in, good practice to do in future if you didnt last time.
    Has it been doing that since day one?
     
  8. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are fine.[​IMG]
    I have LG's.I find a close temp and leave it alone..
    If you can maintain 101.8.thats close enough..........
    Mine is more 99.5 which if fine but can cause a little longer hatch.like day 23
    If it tries to go down , I do not touch the knob.I just wrap a towel around it.
    If it goes up just a smidge, I do not worry about it.......
    I have read that 105 can kill the eggs..but have also read folks have had
    108 spikes for a short amount of time and still been O.K.
    I doubt a hen can maintain exact temps..
    Good Luck......[​IMG]
     
  9. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU
    yes i am hoping this is a great hatch
    i lost everything last time too low temp and humidity [​IMG]

    they where moving on wendesday when i candle it was so cool. !!!!!!!!!!!!
    here hope for a great hatch and a wonderful birthday for you [​IMG]
     
  10. scatteredeggs

    scatteredeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:find ChooksChick from User List. Her signature includes a cheat sheet for calibrating the temp on an LG. Hope that helps.
     

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