I tried to hatch a few quail eggs a few weeks ago but unfortunately non of them hatched. (here is my thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/735388/coturnix-late-hatch-when-should-i-float-test-them/10)
I'm using Brisnea Mini Advance and we want to give it another go with Silkie and coturnix button quail eggs at the same time. Before setting the eggs I wanted to check the temperature thoroughly this time so I decided to use a few different thermometres and the results are reaaaaly confusing..
The Incubator is set on 37,5C and when the temperature stabilised, the incubator showed 37,5. Apart from that, a digital, a bit expensive thermometer that we bought and put inside exactly where the eggs would go shows only 35,4C !? can the mini advance built-in thermometer be that much off?
Other three thermometers (cheap ones) that I put inside (more out of curiosity than rany eal expectation of them being accurate) show accordingly 36,5, 35,0 and 34,0. ... can someone tell me what is going on with the temperature in this thing ... I'm really confused which one to trust... and now I'm starting to think that the temperature could have been the problem the last time.. because even though some chicks developed they never made it through:(
Has anyone had these problems?
Thank you for any advice and forgvie me the long introduction.