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Very sensitive LG

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fly Be Free, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a new LG with an egg turner that I'm using for the second time. This time on duck eggs. It's been less than a week the eggs have been in there and I've had one spike of 103.7 and just now it hit 104.

    I know how SENSITIVE the setting is on this but DANG! I was having trouble getting the temps past 94 or 95 so I'd gingerly turn the knob just til the light came on. And then the temps spike!

    Was wondering if I need to contact the seller to see about a replacement. What are your thoughts. I'm not holding out much hope on my ducks. :( I'll see it through but....
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A replacement will do you NO good. I used an LG ONCE, it spiked and killed 36 shipped eggs. Sensitive is putting it mildly. I wish you the best of luck with that thing. I've heard that others have had success by putting it in a closet or other space where there is little change in temp.
     
  3. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yay! :( Thanks hon. I'll be looking for a better bator for sure.
     
  4. pppearl

    pppearl Out Of The Brooder

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    I am on lock down with my first hatch in my LG. I put my in a cabinet and that helped stabilize the tempature. Once I put the eggs in it held the temps even better. I did have to adjust it at lock down because I took out the turner and the eggs were lower that was nerve recking because I am so close to my hatch day. But I worked with mine 2 weeks before I set eggs. Try again but put it in a larger box and see it that works. There is a great article on the LG on this site. Look that up too. I wish you luck. Pearl
     
  5. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Pearl! That's a great idea! I'll give it a try.

     
  6. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just contacted the seller of the LG on ebay. (sklipper) AWESOME people! He's sending me a digital thermometer that is WAY better than the thermometer in the LG. :) I so happy!!!!!

    If ya'll need to purchase incubator things please go to ebay and look up sklipper. I've not been dissatisfied one iota. Love them!
     
  7. pppearl

    pppearl Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad this worked out for you for the better.

     
  8. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. And again, thanks for your advice. :)
     

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