Aaargh....thermometer woes...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AimsChickies, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    SW Florida
    So....over a year ago I had two incubators and hatched all my own chicks. I have since sold one of those incubators and kept one. I decided to try and hatch some quail so a few days ago I revved up the incubator. I left both thermometers in there (digital temp/humidy). They both said two different temperatures about 3 degrees apart, since i had no idea which was acurate today i purchased a 3rd one....and now all three are different temperatures....haha. Any ideas?
  2. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
    Casa Grande
    My Coop
    Are they digital?

    I've had quite a bit of problems with digitals. Something to consider is if they have a kick stand and stand upright. Its hard to know where the sensor is located inside them, especially if the three you have are different heights. I have had the best results with the type you have to manual read (similar to the murcury thermometers) I keep them laying flat. If I need to take temp at the top of the eggs I put a small block of wood to lay the thermometer on top of. I also have multiple digital thermometers and all have a different temp and some are 3° difference.

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