Fridge Bator Temp Problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gatekeeper, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have placed two Accurite Thermometers in my Fridgebator. It has three trays I placed thermo one in the middle of the three trays. Then decided to place the second between tray two and three. The first reading on thermo #1 is 99.5-99.9, the second thermo is reading 70.4-72.8 and its only 3-4" away.

    I changed batteries to make sure they were fresh and still get this very low reading. It is a circulating fan type bator. Any ideas?


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    Gate
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wish I could help on this one. The temp readings are why we turned our little fridge on its back so it would open like a chest freezer. That did it, but obviously limits the number of eggs it can hold.
     
  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Did you swap places with the thermometers to make sure one wasn't bad?

    Pictures would help us figure out what is wrong.



    Heres an early pic of mine.
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  5. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RC I will be sure to post pictures when I get home around 2 p.m. cst.


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  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    probably something is blocking the air flow,, OR your fan might be a little on the small size.. maybe you could a second fan?

    I have this same problem with my old sportsman.. the bottom shelf is 10 degrees cooler than the top.
     
  7. Gatekeeper

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    Ill post pictures when I get home
     

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