Well here goes nothing...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Emmalion, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

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    My borrowed incubator never showed up so I went and got one at the local feed store. I actually feel better that I did.

    I know its not the best one out there but with everything I have read on here and the directions I think I may be able to do this.

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    I even got the egg turner. So I spent more money than I wanted to but hey what are hobbies for right?

    So I have two thermometer in there that came in the packages. The store didn't have a hydrometer so I am in need of one of those soon.

    So please feel free to give a girl a bone and name off some tried and true hydrometers or the duel thermo-hydrometer.

    I hope to have my eggs in there tomorrow if everything goes as planned with the temps tonight.

    I am getting so [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. Silkie Sue

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    I feel your [​IMG]
    congratulations on your incubator purchase... i have a borrowed one and am determined never to do it again..... i just went into lockdown like 2 hours ago and i can feel the panic setting in [​IMG]
    i have a hen that is sitting on some eggs as well and she seems a lot calmer than me...[​IMG]
     
  3. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

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    I think its funny, I keep going up stairs to check the temp. So far both therms are only reading a degree apart. Bonus is I just about have it set to 95.5 Once I get there I will leave it alone for a lot longer [​IMG]
     
  4. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Songster

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    I know how that is!!! And about the incubator, if it makes you feel any better, I've had such a good success rate with the LG that I actually bought another one - and only just recently purchased a hova bator just for the hatching process.. I love the LG for incubating [​IMG]

    As for the hygro/thermo - I bought mine at Wal-Mart, it was the only one that I could find there and it wasn't too much at all. I can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure it was around $15. I had two of those that worked perfect until I uh.. accidentally left them outside this winter [​IMG]
     
  5. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Songster

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    Quote:did you mean you set it to 99.5?
     
  6. Emmalion

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    I almost have it up to the temp line on the therms which is 99.5 once it gets there and stays there then I will wait to see if any wild temp swings happen. But right now its all about getting it to that line [​IMG]

    I've been over and above... touchy little dial there
     
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  7. youngbiddy

    youngbiddy Songster

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  8. Quote:What brand is your incubator?
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    [​IMG] - [​IMG]
     
  10. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

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    I picked up a Little Giant at the local feed store. Its all they had and man where they going quick.
     

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