Best way to verify temps in incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cranman, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Cranman

    Cranman In the Brooder

    Oct 2, 2010
    Sanford NC
    First off this is my first real attempt at hatching eggs. My first go round in a home made incubator had very inconsistant temps and I think cooked the eggs. Out of 9 eggs only two seem to have anything dark in them when candling. Anyways I got a used 'bater which brings me to my next question:

    So I just piled 40 eggs into my LG still air incubator, and now I'm worried about temps. I have a wal-mart digital temp/humidity meter but after reading that these things can be "off" I'm worried. I also put a small cheap plastic "old school" type thermometer in there too but it's hard to see, do those things have to be upright? It is like a mercury thermometer but it has a red liquid in it with a small bulb on the bottom. Lastly I have a meat thermometer dropped down one of the air holes in the top just to see what it says.

    I guess between the 3 I can hope to be close to the 100 degree mark, but I still don't feel confident. What would you do?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I gave up on digital ones. I have analog ones and they are pretty spot on.
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Medical thermometers....

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