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Top Hatch questions and rant

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bakerjw, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    Has anyone had any luck at all with a Top Hatch incubator? I bought one for my first incubator and had horrible results with it. I recently bought 3 incubator thermometers and drilled holes into the Top Hatch and used grommets to secure the thermometers. The ones near the top read a little higher than the one on the side, but I cannot get it to hold a stable temperature for the life of me. I have it wrapped with towels for insulation but it is still all over the place.

    After my first failed hatch in my Top Hatch, I bought a Brinsea Eco-20 octagon with automatic turner and have had real good success with it. I Just went 17 of 24 earlier this week and that was partially due to 4 eggs not being fertile. I might just buy another Brinsea and take the loss on the Top Hatch.

    Any suggestions?

  2. kandyg_99

    kandyg_99 Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    I have one I HATE IT !!!
    I used it once and put it away never to be used again...
  3. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Songster

    Apr 7, 2011
    Personally I hated the TH. I LOVE automatic turners so much more :hmm they're life savers.

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