How long do you wait for calibrating hygrometer?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Happy Chooks, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    How long do you leave it in with the salt/water? I tried to do it last night and got a funny reading. Then I noticed the battery was dying, so I changed the batteries, and started over with the salt and water. Seems to be working fine now, but how long do I wait?
     
  2. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I believe it was 12 hours but hopefully one of the experts can confirm.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Well it's been 7 hours and its decreasing now. It went as high as 72 and now it's sitting at 68.

    Do I take the highest setting and figure on that? Or do I wait, and take whatever reading it is after 12 hours?
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Anyone Anyone? Bueller?
     
  5. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
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    I let mine go 12 hours the first time and then overnight when something just seemed off (about another 12 to 14 hours) after a day in the bator.
     
  6. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    It is usually 12 hrs. After that, you either add or subtract from 75...that's how far its off.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    min 8 hrs, up to 12 hrs.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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