4 thermometers, all with a different temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by princessmama, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you do when you have four thermometers in your incubator and they all tell you something different??? Two are digital thermometer/hygrometer that I tested yesterday with the salt in a ziplock (one read 12% low the other 8% low). At the time they were reading the same or one degree different. I've had my incubator going since yesterday noon. One of the digitals stays at 97* (except for an occasional spike to 102*, earlier when I tried turning the thermostat up before I put the other thermometers in, then it would drop back to 97). The other digital is reading 100*. The other two say 98* and 101*

    I would be happy if even two of them said the same thing!
     
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they all in the same spot? For me, 3 degrees is fine. But.... I am not that particular. [​IMG]
     
  3. GeneJordan

    GeneJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two, and they are different also... I just figure an average
     
  4. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I was kinda thinking if they were within a couple degrees of each other I'd go ahead a put the eggs in. [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  5. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    pick one and get rid of three.. pick the one that you think is most correct,,,, it sounds like the one digital that was only 8% off

    you will drive yourself crazy trying to guess which one to follow if you use more than one..

    pick just one,, go with it, and see what the hatch brings.. If you get a good hatch,stay with that one..
     
  6. FoodKillah

    FoodKillah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same happent to me, its all about the spot where you will place the wire of the thermostat and the eggs, count that spots degrees
     
  7. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's the one I picked [​IMG] Thanks everybody!
     

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