Found out the problem!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by msheets, May 17, 2010.

  1. msheets

    msheets Songster

    May 13, 2010
    Hurricane, WV
    Well I went & bought a new thermometer/hydrometer for my next hatch so I won't have the same problem with them. I put my new thermometer in the bator while keeping my old one in there. An hour later I went & checked them out, my old thermometer read 100F like it did the entire incubation & my new one read 90F!!! I turned the knob to increase the temperature & sure enough the old one read 105F, the new one 95F! I'm surprised my poor chicks even developed as much as they did & now I know why at day 26 they were still a good week from being ready to hatch... leason learned, check your thermometer/hydrometer before every hatch!

  2. Rammy

    Rammy Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    Did you calibrate your new thermometer first? I would do that and check again. Maybe calibrate both and see what you get.


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