Help with thermometers!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PoultryGirly, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I just put 14 eggs in my still-air Hovabator yesterday, and I don't know which of my thermometers to trust. I have a probe thermometer that is Exo Terra brand, a digital thermometer/ hydrometer which is Accurite brand, and I have the thermometer that came with the bator. They all read differently. Please help! This is my first hatch and I'm worried!
     
  2. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Place once one in a bowl with cruched ice and water. Let stand for 5 mins. Should be right at 32. I have an accurite dead on. When I buy one i look to find a few that reads the same. And get one of those.

    Heres something that might help: http://cmfarm.us/ThermometerCalibration.html
     
  3. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the ice thing, and it was 2.2 degrees warmer.in the bator though, that same thermometer says 99.0 and I would have to subtract 2.2 from it and that doesn't make sense. The other thermometer says 100-103 (came with bator), and the last one says 99/100.
     
  4. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you check all three??
     
  5. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't check the others because one is digital with no probe and the other only goes down to 70.
     
  6. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you checkout the link. You can use hot tape water too.
     

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