trying to start lockdown unplugged fan and temperature dropped

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Loveoursilkies, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Loveoursilkies

    Loveoursilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    I unplugged the fan as many suggest, but the temperature dropped quickly. I really, really hate to try to "readjust" the temperature on this LG, as they are terrible. I immediately plugged the fan back in, the fan blows out a hole, not on the eggs. the eggs are not directly under the fan. My worry is that I'm trying to start lockdown and don't know what to do about the fan. The temp. stays good with the fan, is terrible without. I lost all of our first hatch and am trying to get this better. I only saw a few of them moving, but put 7 in lockdown, a few are alive for sure, at this point. I think the fan is keeping the humidity from raising, it is only around 40% and I know I need it higher, or, well I think. Their air sacs aren't as large as I'd like to see, so maybe I'm ok. I will get a better incubator, I will get a better incubator, say it with me, I will get a better incubator. This thing causes too much anxiety. Drives me crazy!
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Leave the fan on. Why did people tell you to unplug it. Just fill the water resvors and leave the bator till they hatch.
     
  3. Loveoursilkies

    Loveoursilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, that it what I decided, temp. Is staying good! Hope we get at least 2 since we didn't get any last time
     
  4. Brookhavens

    Brookhavens Chillin' With My Peeps

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