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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Stumper, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Stumper

    Stumper Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I just lost all 44 of my chicks in my incubator due to a defective thermostat/hygrometer... I have 2 of the same brands, 1 in the incubator and 1 in the brooder pen and come to find out the one in my incubator is 19 degrees off![​IMG] I wrote the company a lovely lil letter about their product and will let you know they reply I get from them.
    It just really erks me that both of these were brand new products and the bad one ends up being the one in the incubator!!![​IMG]:he:he I guess next time I will put a secondary therm/hygro it my incubator as a second opinion!
     
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Stumper, I am so sorry! What a stinky rotten thing to have happen - I hope the very LEAST the company will do, besides apologize profusely, is to send you another one or two . . . .were they your own eggs or did you buy them?
     
  3. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    FL
    Wow, so sorry about that [​IMG]
     
  4. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    [​IMG] I'm so sorry.
     
  5. rosetinted

    rosetinted Out Of The Brooder

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    Gosh, that's awful, so sorry that had to happen to you [​IMG]
     
  6. Stumper

    Stumper Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I purchased them here locally from a very good breeder... I just feel like I have been robbed of the last 3 weeks! Grrrrr..[​IMG]
     
  7. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stumper, I'm sorry you had such a bad experience. How did you determine you had a bad thermometer and what brand is it?

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  8. Stumper

    Stumper Out Of The Brooder

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    Acu*rite is the brand and I took 2 identical thermo/hydros and they read the same and the one in the bator was 19 degrees difference.[​IMG]
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I always have two in the incubator for just this reason. It's also a good idea to put new batteries in fairly frequently.
     
  10. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm not going to search for them, but there are ways to calibrate thermometers and hygrometers on this forum. I recommend calibration and a back-up to let you know when something is wrong. It is a hard lesson for you and I am sorry it happened to you.

    Next time you are at a place that sells thermometers, take a look at a few. They should all read the same, but it is surprising how far off some of them will be.
     

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