Help with Thermometer in new Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Porterfive, May 7, 2008.

  1. Porterfive

    Porterfive Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2007
    Collinsville, MS
    I have just put 30 RIR eggs in the incubator, a new Hovabator. Before I put the eggs in the temp was consistantly 100. Now I have the thermometer that came with the incubator sitting on the eggs as instructed and a digital thermometer on a spare space on the turner rack.
    The digital reads 98 and the other reads 103 sometimes 104.
    Which should I believe??
    Can anyone help, don't want to cook my new potential babies.
    Thank you. Jenny
  2. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    how old are the batteries? i was told to put a new one in at the beginning of every hatch so it won't poop out half way throu

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