Hello from very wet Tampa

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  1. Greg Franklin

    Greg Franklin Member Premium Member

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    Hello everyone, I actually have need of some help...I have a Janoel 12 automatic incubator...I am attempting to save as many of the 10 endangered species of duck eggs I rescued from a flock of crows! Has anyone else used this unit, and if so any tips on calibrating it? I have a secondary farenheit thermometer I put inside and have the unit set to 37.5C. but my internal F. thermometer is all over the place, I even checked with a 3rd one and it's correct...so I stay parked next to it making sure that it stays in a decent temp range...the manual is crap on this machine but it gets very high ratings for a small incubator...I made a insulated box actually in the middle of Mark's video and it is helping a lot...it has a plus and minus 5 degree C. Range for calibrating but I don't know which way to go to get 37.5C. To be as close to 99.5F. As possible... I promise to get into conversation with a lot of you as I see so many interesting things but for now I have all my energy and time in taking care of these eggs... I have 6 hearts beating as of now!!! Thanks
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    Welcome to the site Greg :cheers:

    How are the eggs going?
     
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    Hello everyone I'm Greg from Tampa Florida, glad to be here!! Thanks...And Thanks Stevo for asking, so far I am looking pretty good, I have seen 6 hearts beating and pretty sure 1 may be un fertile, and the other 3 are just starting, so I'm watching them closely, with my clock set for a wake up every 2 hours around the clock I'm pretty exhausted but feel so responsible for these eggs that it helps that to fade away...I'm being realistic about the hatch rate, but still hopeful! I am managing to keep the temp in check by checking every 2 hours on a very frustrating machine that is supposed to do all this for me...it turns them nicely and keeps the humidity going, but 37.5c doesn't match 99.5 F on my thermometer I bought as a backup and for humidity levels...like I've said These will probably be the most looked after eggs in history!! Cheers! Btw using the app on my phone and it's taking a bit to learn how to navigate...so if I don't respond right away it maybe because I sent my message to some poor lady in Alaska...:ROFL:...
     
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    Welcome Greg!

    Apologies for not getting to your questions in the poultry forums - I've been under the pump lately :oops: :)

    I'll get to replying now!
     
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    Hi Greg! Welcome to the forum! I hope your ducks live!
     
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