Can anyone recommend an accurate thermometer / hygrometer?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CardinalRidge, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. CardinalRidge

    CardinalRidge Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having a terrible time trying to regulate the temperature in my LG incubator. I have ordered a new Genesis Hovabator 1588 but it won't be here for another two days. I have 28 eggs in the LG and was hoping to get the Genesis up and running for a few days and transfer the eggs. I hope that will solve my problem, but for right now, I have three thermometers in the LG and every one says a different thing. Two of them are off by almost 4 degrees. I just don't know what to do. This is the 2nd day of incubation.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Get the Brinsea Spot check. EXTREMELY accurate. I've had better hatches in my Brinsea Octogon 20 Advance EX every since I started using it.
     
  3. Triplell

    Triplell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using the LG's thermometers? They suck big time... I went to Fleet Farm and got one that is temp and humidity. I bought two of them and checked them with his friends thermostat checker ( he owns his own heating and air conditioning company). They are very accurate. The LG's were off by at least 5-6 degrees. It depended on where you put them. I also put heavy books on each side of my LG's for the first 15 days as they don't seal very good. That its where the cold spots can from. I am on a very limited budget and cant afford the others.
     

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