Best thermometer/hygrometer to use when incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fobpatdgurl18, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. fobpatdgurl18

    fobpatdgurl18 In the Brooder

    May 11, 2011
    North Wilkesboro
    Last year I tried hatching eggs and the 3 different sets I tried to hatch didn't turn out so well. They all had development and two of the batches had eggs fully developed. They just never hatched. I think my problem was temperature and humidity. I think humidity was my main problem. I was just hoping you guys can help me out and suggest the best temp/humidity readers for me so I can try again and have a successful hatch. I got really upset and discouraged last time. Wish me the best of luck! Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

  2. melodym78

    melodym78 Chirping

    Nov 6, 2011
    I can't tell you how many eggs I have gotten to that point only to end up with zero hatched. Until I started using the dry incubation method. I even had a chick hatch in the incubator under dry conditions. I think before I just messed with it too much. Now I don't even concern myself with the humidity until lockdown. Sure makes for a lot less stress when hatching
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I don't even worry much about the humidity until day 18. Then, I just fill up the reservoirs.

    Temperature.... I found the best thermometer to be:

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Spot-Check Digital Thermometer $19.99 -

    A very accurate, easily read instrument specifically designed for incubators with a range of 32° - 40°C (90º to 104ºF). Ten times more accurate than most digital thermometers, it reads to 0.1ºF with an accuracy of ± 0.2ºF. Switchable between ºF and ºC. Battery life is about 6 weeks in continuous use, but very much longer if switched on just as required.

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