Carded thermometers, Warning, you should read this

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pumpkinpup, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I recently had a horrible failure in hatching two dozen maran eggs. After the 24th day I removed all the eggs and cleaned the bator as usual. Then I noticed something. The little carded thermometer that came with my bator had slid down in the rings! This would mean that what I was reading as 99.5 was actually 110!!!!!!! I was devestated [​IMG]
    Be sure you check your thermometer if you have this kind to be certain the glass has not come loose from the glue and slid downward on the card or you will be in the same pickle I was. Hope maybe this will help someone from loosing a batch cause of this.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Geez, that's terrible! No wonder, huh? Never thought of it doing that. Better yet, never use those that come with the bators. Get an accurate digital one you can actually read well through the bator windows.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have since gone out and bought a digital that also reads humidity. I will NEVER trust a spirit carded thermo again! [​IMG]
     

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