Hydrometer HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by busterduck, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. busterduck

    busterduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Which is the most accurate and where can I purchase it? I believe mine must be wrong. Says my humidity is 40 percent but drops are forming on my eggs. YIKES
     
  2. keithallen1965

    keithallen1965 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Walmart carries one that is fairly accurate. cost about 6.00. You should calibrate it for 24 hrs first.[​IMG]
     
  3. busterduck

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    Quote:Thanks. I hate to be utterly stupid but how does one calibrate a hydrometer?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you have droplets on the eggs, open the vents up full and let it out. It's probably close to 90%! Yikes!
     
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    Quote:WOW! Thanks. This is very useful.
     
  6. busterduck

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    Quote:I did do that. The droplet was inbetween the eggs where they were touching. Not sure but it could have fell off of my auto humidity unit. That thing pumps water onto a paper above the eggs. Still, I think my humidty was way too high. My Hydrometer must be wrong. I will try my hand at calabration.

    Does anyone know of a good accurate "FOOL PROOF" digital hydrometer you would recommend?

    THANKS!!!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can use any hygrometer as long as you calibrate it. Never knew of a "foolproof" anything, really.
     

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