digital thermometer issues

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blake w, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. blake w

    blake w Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2012
    Union Grove, AL
    anyone have a good method of testing a digital thermometer? i have two different ones inside the 'bator' and both are reading different temps...i also have a new one on order that reads both temp and humidity...guessing it will maybe clear things up or my luck, give me a third different reading...the two i have now usually read about two degrees different...i also have a regular glass type in there that im "trusting" but the digitals are sure nice and easy to read....thoughts?
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I gave up on digital because they are notoriously inaccurate for the purposes of incubating, where you need the temp to be precise. I only use analog now. Its a little more work to have to squint to see which line the needle is lined up to, versus reading a digital printout, but I'd rather do that than wonder and worry if my digital read out is anywhere close to the real temp.

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