Originally Posted by mamacronk @JacksFarmNGardn
I set on Wednesday afternoon after buying 2 RIR chicks and 6 Ameracaunas on Tuesday. My whole set up is DIY so it's taking everything I've got to wait until next week to candle them! I'm thinking of adding a THIRD thermometer bc there is just such a huge disparity in temps. But we are having a blizzard and I can't get out! My chicks have a $3 garden thermometer and I did put that in and it registered just under 100. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What kind of incubator do you have?
I will be using a home made incubator. I did a little tweaking today,moreso for the hygrometer. I added a little plexyglass shelf,and added velcro to it and on the bottom of the unit,as well as on the back where the magnet is. So now it's secure not only on the little shelf,but velcroed too! Lol! I didn't want it on the tray next to eggs possibly bumping them. I'm definitely keeping my kendall thermometer in there,i still think it reads better than the walmart. Like yours,mine is 6 degrees off. I moreso want it for the humidity which seems on par with my friends hygrometer i borrowed,plus or minus a few percent. 3 more days til I get my eggs! Excited! Oh,and I won't be candling mine as much as i'll be tempted to. I'm only going in to turn and add water if necessary
Originally Posted by twintrades
My walmart combo reads good. I have a mercury therm too. I just test the setu up before putting it in. It reads 3 deg off. So I adjust what I see by 3. And the hydro is acctualy spot on.
Glad to hear from someone else the hydro is spot on!