Using my old incubator, don't have the manual! Any suggestions! *Pics*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peej, May 3, 2011.

  1. peej

    peej Out Of The Brooder

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    Like the title says! Here it is!

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    I haven't used it since 2003, but I had 23/30 chickens hatch!

    I don't have the manual, but I read that I need to put water to humidify it, and it needs to be around 75 degrees F.

    I'm not exactly positive about the rotation and things of that sort so any input at all is much appreciated!

    Thanks in advance,

    Preston
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little giant also. I wish I had somthing different...

    Yes, add water for humidity.

    The temperature should be far higher than 75 F.

    For incubators with fans, the temperature should be ~ 99.5 F

    For still air incubators, the temperature should be ~ 102 F

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  3. peej

    peej Out Of The Brooder

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    hmm, alright I will have to look up some more information on temperatures!
     
  4. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its chicken eggs you're hatching, right? I'm currently using the same thing, but am having some problems prolly due to the eggs I'm using.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=487918

    Thats my thread, I'm using a meat thermometer for checking the temp, and have it running at 100 degrees F. I'm having a little trouble with the eggs air sacs, I've been trying to up the humidity. When you poor water in, make sure it's being put in the right spot, there are holes in the bottom!
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    You might want to try looking on the internet to see if you can find the instruction manual for your model. I know Brinsea has the manuals for their incubators on their website. Try googling the make and model and instruction manual and you might be able to find it.
    ETA - thy this link, it might help. The auto turner is different but I think the model might be similar. www.miller-mfg.com/media/.../incubatoraccessoryinstructions_english.pdf
     
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  6. bel

    bel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you buy an LG still air today it says to have the temperature at 99.5! Regardless of all the hassle I have been given....I have had a great hatch rate at this temperature!! Good luck to you!
     
  8. peej

    peej Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys, yeah I'll look for a manual so I know what to set it at!
     
  9. Hencredibles

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    you should incubate between 99.5 and 101 degrees depending on what you are trying to hatch.

    You may want to get a computer fan or something to put into that thing so you can keep the air circulating
    to keep the humidity and temperatures even throughout the incubator during the process.

    And make sure you clean that thing out very well before you set your eggs.

    You surely don't want to take a chance on contaminating you eggs with a dirty device.

    good Luck with you hatch.
     
  10. peej

    peej Out Of The Brooder

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    I cleaned it all out and put it all back together

    It heats up really nicely and only took it 30 minutes to get to 100+, but I will be adjusting now...

    Thanks

    Edit: got it to work good!
     
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