Anyone use an infrared thermometer?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuranoFarms, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    We have a Fluke 62 and I've used it a few times just to check my temps, since I was having so much trouble with temp the first day. Has anyone else used anything like this? If so, what were the results? Do you think it helped your hatch?

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I have one I use for working on my truck. I have shot the eggs in my incubator with it an its accurate was no where near good enough.
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Thanks for the reply!
    We have ours to check the temps on the RC cars. I was using it just to spot check the egg temps to find where the hot spots are in my incubator. I don't want to be using it constantly, but until I get a fan in there it gave me a good idea what spots stay constant and which ones fluctuate.
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I shoot my manifolds with mine to check for cold cylinders.
  5. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    I use mine for my brooder and double-checking my incubator temperatures.
  6. dsljim

    dsljim Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 11, 2012
    I was a little concerned about the safety, the laser lights the whole egg up.
    It's also interesting the difference in temps top to bottom, end to end when you check an egg from under a hen. I'm getting 101° top,99.5 middle, and 97° bottom in my still air. Top tens 103-99 under the heater to outside corner egg, my thermometer under the window is reading 104° .
    Gonna try a layer of tinfoil under the Turner to bounce the heat back to the eggs today, the other incubator is going to get coarse sand for a heat sink and set the whole works on foil wrapped foam insulation.

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