Humidity - What do you use to check and other questions.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by merrydancer, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. merrydancer

    merrydancer Out Of The Brooder

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    Wondering what folks use to check humidity? I have never been able to get 2 digital devices to give me the same reading.

    ...and not one ever agrees with my wet bulb set up.

    Also... is the wet bulb reading accurate whether it is still air or fan?

    Do you want the same humidity reading whether you have lots of ventilation or rather restricted ventilation.

    Any help would be much appreciated ... rather new at this.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2009
  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I only use a digital and it seems to be prety accurate. I hope someone can answer your question a little better.
     
  3. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 thermometers in my bator now - one says 99.5 the other 90
    I also have 2 humidity readers both are non digital - one says 65% and the other says 70% (which is too high for the first day!)

    My point is; it seems to me, that unless you spend a ton of $ on an incubator and all the devices that go into it - there is a certain amount of luck involved with hatching eggs!

    I have so much more luck with a broody hen. Someone out there should be breeding for that trait to be strong! I'd buy one!
     
  4. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
  5. merrydancer

    merrydancer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for your help and ideas. Sounds like I am not the only one who cannot get to thermometers to agree... lol
    Have a good evening
     
  6. merrydancer

    merrydancer Out Of The Brooder

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    The ebay link does give a very reasonably priced unit.

    Thank you!
     

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