Accurate way to measure humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by curdogs, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. curdogs

    curdogs Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2011
    I have a acu-rite that has humidity and temp, and a coil spring type that reads 65% and the acu-rite reads 33%.
    What do you all trust
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I use the wet bulb/dry bulb method... but I do not measure it for hatching eggs, just watch air cell growth plus trial and error.

    That said, there is a saturated salt water method of seeing how far off your hydrometer is, so you can compensate for it. I don't know this method myself beyond making a saturated salt slurry in a bag, and putting hydrometer in said sealed bag, for which it should read 50%. But that is what my faint memory says.

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