Calibrating hygrometer

BriteChicken

Songster
9 Years
Feb 23, 2010
303
0
119
Huntsville, Alabama
I need help calibrating my hygrometer please I got the cheapo one from Wally world and want to make sure it's correct can anyone give me instructions?
 

Vanessabuffsnsilkies

Songster
10 Years
May 26, 2009
738
7
143
NE Ohio
"Yes, I use 1/2 cup salt and 1/4 cup water in a cup, place the cup with the salt/water in a large ziploc bag and put the hygrometer beside it, seal it up an leave for 12 hours. After 12 hours it should (but probably won't) read 75%. Say it reads 62%--you'll have to add 13 to whatever it read in the incubator to figure out the right humidity. If it reads 80% after the 12 hours you know that you'll have to -5.

I did my digital the same way, it's consistant with my other hygrometer (they both read the same after I make the respective adjustments) so just make sure that the probe is in the bag along with the main unit and it should work fine."


This was cut and pasted from another post. It's a good idea to do it so you have a better idea. The salt should be like "wet sand"
Good luck
 

BriteChicken

Songster
9 Years
Feb 23, 2010
303
0
119
Huntsville, Alabama
Thanks Peeps! I'll have to do that right now I'm flying by the seat of my pants. Sorta a bad way to start out your first hatch but a lot of things happened this weekend so I meant to get it earlier but it just didn't happen...
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom