GQF thermometer/hydrometer, good backup to Incuview?

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  1. KittieChick

    KittieChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting ready to purchase an Incuview incubator. Am getting the distinct impression that I need a back up temp/humidity measurement device.

    Opinions? I live In NC. High humidity in general. Spring and early summer we have windows open so the house is generally at least 60-70% humidity! I'd imagine..

    Anyhow, I'm starting in some breeds that need help and are more uncommon, and it would be heartbreaking to lose eggs.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a good digital gizmo. I use a humidor combo that's a bit cheaper myself. As long as you can calibrate the hygrometer it's good. The temp is just to give peace of mind and note any drastic change. To dial in the incubator temperature I use a oral thermometer. Find the temp swing low and high and average it, adjust to 99.5F and note the temp on the combo gizmo- will be different.
     
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  4. KittieChick

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  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I just set it on the eggs. Even before I had an auto turner the eggs were in egg cartoons and the thermometer on top of them.
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

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    Why not buy just one, or at most two real scientific instruments and have a 4 way backup as well as a real scientific instrument for both your incubators humidity as well as the temperature your hatching eggs are subjected to.

    The following is an image of a hydrometer that doesn't depend on a horse hair to work. There is also a picture of the scale needed to read the true relative humidity using this type of instrument.


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