Trying To Regulate My Incubator Please Help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chixruleboysdrool, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hovabator incubator's temp keeps going up to 120 no matter what I do!!! Does anyone know what I should do??? I have chicken eggs coming sometime this week!!!!!!! Please help!!!!!
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, what model incubator do you have? And, what are you using as a thermometer?
     
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  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i would get a second thermometer and see what it says. The hova bators are pre-set to 100* as far as i know. I've had thermometers that read very low and very high from what the actual temp is. Get a thermometer that you can calibrate. I ordered 1 from Cutler Supply for 21.00 that is a therm. /hygrometer... order # 3018... they shipped FAST and it's very accurate .been having good hatches using it in my hova bator .
     
  4. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its a model 2362n because thats what it said on the sticker. Im using the thermometer that came with the incubator.[​IMG]
     
  5. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you just take the thermometer out of the bator and see it read your house temperature right?
     
  6. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I just toss the thermometers that come with the incubators! They are highly inaccurate... I suggest when you get another thermometer, that you look at a Radio Shack inside/outside combination hygrometer. It's $20 something but really helps. I also calibrate thermometer, hygrometer as this really helps on accuracy. Let me know if you need links for learning how to do that! Have a great evening... Be blessed. Nancy
     
  7. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thermometer reads it right. What do I do now?[​IMG]
     
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  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 2362 is with the wafer, right? Don't you have to adjust it with the thing on the top of the bator?
     
  9. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's wafer try keeping the wing nut loose instead of tightening it. That helped me a TON. Turn it towards decrease a full turn and see what happens. I also recommend a digital thermometer with a humidity setting. They are cheap and are easy to read. Just make sure to calibrate it. Walmart/Radio Shack has them. They make your life a lot easier.

    Do you have a picture of the incubator?
     
  10. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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