Help with Thermometer in new Incubator

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

  1. Porterfive

    Porterfive Songster

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    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 Songster

    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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