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Is it possible to use a human thermometer to check the temps in the botor? I have 3 thermometers in there now and all 3 say different things. From 95.5, 97 and a bulb type that says 100. What should I do. I read in the search section to get a photographic thermometer but I can't seem to locate one. rj

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I'm not sure about using a human thermometer, but I know people have suggested using and aquarium thermometer, which I think you can get at Walmart for a couple dollars.  Hope that help!!!  Good luck!

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In love with my nigerian dwarf goats, blue copper marans, standard BBS & golden laced cochins and ameraucanas...also have a coop filled with random breeds that provide eggs for my family!  Very much in love with my EXTREMELY tolerant husband and twin boys!  Excited about my projects: Silkied ameraucans and LF chocolate cochins

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A wicked chicken lays deviled eggs

In love with my nigerian dwarf goats, blue copper marans, standard BBS & golden laced cochins and ameraucanas...also have a coop filled with random breeds that provide eggs for my family!  Very much in love with my EXTREMELY tolerant husband and twin boys!  Excited about my projects: Silkied ameraucans and LF chocolate cochins

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Is it possible to use a human thermometer to check the temps in the botor? I have 3 thermometers in there now and all 3 say different things. From 95.5, 97 and a bulb type that says 100. What should I do. I read in the search section to get a photographic thermometer but I can't seem to locate one. rj


You can get any kind of thermometer you want but there's probably no more chance of it being any more accurate than the ones you already have. What you need to do is pick a thermometer and calibrate it, which basically just means using it to measure something whose temperature you already know for sure, such as boiling water or ice water, then checking to see what the thermometer says it is. That way you can find out whether it's accurate, or reading either high or low.

If you do a search here on BYC there are a few pages giving advice on how best to do it.

Breeder of Marsh Daisies; keeper of a pick-n-mix laying flock of Leghorns, Marans, ISA Browns, Black Rocks, Daisy culls and various Mystery Muttleys. The dogs in my avatar pic are fat Sam, the assumed cross of a greedy black Lab and a sneaky Collie, and grumpy Meg, the smallest and narkiest Jack Russell for 50 miles in any direction.
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Breeder of Marsh Daisies; keeper of a pick-n-mix laying flock of Leghorns, Marans, ISA Browns, Black Rocks, Daisy culls and various Mystery Muttleys. The dogs in my avatar pic are fat Sam, the assumed cross of a greedy black Lab and a sneaky Collie, and grumpy Meg, the smallest and narkiest Jack Russell for 50 miles in any direction.
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