Any good thermometers out there?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by goingbrkfst, May 24, 2007.

  1. goingbrkfst

    goingbrkfst New Egg

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    I just bought my first incubator and have about 25 eggs. I have three thermometers and they range from 96-102. Do they make one specifically for incubators?
     
  2. goingbrkfst

    goingbrkfst New Egg

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    I think one of my problems is I'm using a still air incubator and as you know the temperature is not uniform. I think I'm going to buy the circulated fan kit for the incubator and hopefully this will allow me to maintain a uniform temperature.
     
  3. chickedeefarm

    chickedeefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I added the circulated fan kit to my still air and it made a big difference in the temperature. I use "egg-temp" digital thermometer.
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
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    I have a homemade incubator and the acurite one from walmart is really good. Paid around $11 for it. Plus I bought the reptile temp & humidity ones from petsmart paid $6 each. They read the same as the acurite one.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2007
  5. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a digital thermometer/hydrometer at petsmart. Its "Flukers" brand which is used for reptile tanks. It matches up with the other two thermometers so I think its pretty accurate. It costs $21. There are models made especially for incubators. I believe brinsea is the trusted brand but I have no experience with it. Most hatcherys carry it though.
     
  6. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard the Flukers is good and I would imagine it would be the best choice as it is designed to maintain accurite temps in a similar environment to the incubator. There is one that is especially for incubators
    http://www.cutlersupply.com/store/item.0460.html

    This one is not designed to be used inside the unit but to spot check as I understand it. You can leave it out and keep the probe inside but the batteries will run out quickly.
     

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