Hygrometer-Hydrometer and Hatching Humidity Questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aart, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Did an advanced search on 'hygrometer' and didn't find many recent threads on humidity tracking, so thought I'd try to start one up here.


    My most pressing question is...what is the most accurate hygrometer to track humidity in a still air incubator?

    Any experienced advice on what device to use would be greatly appreciated.

    Any links or info on the difference between hygrometers and hydrometers?

    TIA
     
  2. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't say what is the best, but I used to use a hygrometer that I purchased from a shop that sold them to track the humidity in humidors, for cigars. It was expensive, but seemed very accurate.

    Once I switched to a digital incubator I no longer needed it, but it worked like a charm while I did. It was shaped like a pen, long and rectangular. I note on Amazon there are a bunch of different kinds.
     
  3. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you click on this post:
    www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    and go to: TEMPERATURE
    then go to: HUMIDITY

    there are many different models of thermometer+hygrometer hybrids, as well as information on how to calibrate (very important!)

    the short answer is, buy at least 2 hygrometers and calibrate them to each other - don't rely on the incubator's humidity gauge.
     
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