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Hydrometer/hygrometer question...

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

  1. EurekaSouth

    EurekaSouth Chirping 11 Years

    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 11 Years

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

    jimnjay Songster

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    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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