Hydrometer/hygrometer question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EurekaSouth, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. EurekaSouth

    EurekaSouth Chirping

    I'm having to scramble, as one of my hydrometers quit working about the time I bought a used second bator and it didn't work.
    I bought a digital hyd/hyg that runs on 1 AAA battery. Will the humidity in the bator affect it? If so, what will fix this?
    I had to put ALL my eggs into one bator, (24 on day 15 and 20 on day 3) and now I have to have a second bator and hyd/hyg for hatching chicks.
  2. EurekaSouth

    EurekaSouth Chirping

    Oh, also, will it help to put a wet washcloth on the screen when they hatch?
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    The humidity in your incubator should affect your hygrometer. Most of the ones available use a battery. I always use a fresh battery when I set a new batch of eggs, just in case.

    Good Luck with your hatch.
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I have a digital that runs off of battieries and I haven't had a problem with it. Alote of people put a warm sponge or washcloth in the bator during hatch time. It helps keep them humidity up. I haven't had to do that yet. GoodLuck![​IMG]

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