I'm yet another firsttimer with incubating, although we've had adult chickens for years. Our beloved rooster King Rootin' Tootin' just passed away and we ran out and got an incubator in case some of the eggs were fertile, but none of them were unfortunately. We decided to get some eggs from a hatchery though since we had the incubator,and they should arrive tomorrow or the next day. My problem is that we have two aquarium thermometers, a digital one, and the probe that came with the incubator, and none of them agree! I did the water and ice thing with the two aquarium ones; one was 32 degrees and one a little less, but they went the opposite way in the incubator. Meanwhile, the digital one which has always seemed accurate in comparison to the other thermometers in the house, reads 2 to 3 degrees lower than the others (sigh). Any thoughts? Along the same lines, I did the salt test with the hygrometer that came with the incubator and the digital one and after 11 hours, the digital one read 62% and the analog one read 70%. From what I read though, that difference should stay at the same ratio and it doesn't. When they went back to room air, they were at 42 and 44%. We use a wood stove for heat, so I was nervous to use the dry method I've read about on this site. Anyway, I've run on for a long time, but would love some advice. I don't want to freeze/cook/shrink-wrap/drown these little ones!