Hygrometers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bear Foot Farm, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Do they come with most Hova Bators, or do you have to get them seperately?
    GQF's website doesnt say anything about them coming with the incubators, but the instructions all stress the importance of controlling humidity
     
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  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Separate.
     
  3. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You buy your good thermometers and hygrometers separately. Most of us get Thermometer/Hygrometers..There are Taylors, Fluckers, Accurites, Springfileds, Bemis make one. I have the last three brands. My Bemis is the most expensiive at 30 some dollars. I have an Accurite and a Springfield brands that I bought years ago at Wal-marts for less than 12.00 I think and use those two, I have great hatches with them. The Bemis I dislike.
     
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  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks Y'all!
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yeah the only thing that comes with the bators is the stressing that humidity is critical, then they tell you to fill such and such reservoir for whichever days. If I went by that, all my chicks would be dead now because they would be too dry, and this past summer they would have died from being too wet!

    I also have the springfield ($>7.00 @ Walmart) and the accurite (>$8.00 @ Walmart). I prefer the springfield, I have two and the readings are almost identical to each other.

    ETA: I have a (don't remember the brand) thermo/hygrometer coming that I got off ebay that has the probe. It was >$11.00 including shipping. I'll see how well that one does, if it ever gets here [​IMG]
     
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  7. playingchicken

    playingchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Flukers and really liked it. It was 20.00 plus shipping though. I am thrilled to see Walmart may have a cheaper version. [​IMG]
     

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