Im have the same thermometer problems.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KKluckers, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    The flukers is fluky I think. It is reading 98.7 and the other one is reading 99.1. I know the incubator is 99.5 I have had it sent the same for the past 2 hatches and its thermometer has stayed the same 37.4-37.6 C. This is so frustrating, they worked so good for the first hatchs? I sent for one of those spot checks from Brinsea, I think that is what I should of done from the beginning. :|
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My new Flukers seems better, but it could go haywire at any time, I guess. I agree with you. Next one I buy is going to be one with a very tight accuracy rating like the Egg Temp from GQF or the one you mentioned.
     
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I can't help here cause I swore off anything but my meat thermometer in the top of the bator hanging down to top of eggs. I got to frustrated using the other stuff. These meat thermometers do a good job reading the temp.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Can you leave the egg temp going, or do you have to take it out and shut it off all the time. I think that's the one that said to turn it off to save the batteries. I like being able to put one in where I can see through the window so I don't have to open it up to read it.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think you can put the probe into the bator and let the Egg Temp stay outside, if I'm not mistaken. This is the main problem with artificial incubation, good instruments. Julie may be right about those meat thermometers, though. My friend Kate uses a cook's thermometer as well.
     
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Here is a pic of my meat thermometer
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  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'll have go try that!
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Now why haven't I ever thought of that!! [​IMG] Went and tried it and I think next trip to town I'll be getting a couple extra meat thermometers. Thanks for sharing that idea [​IMG]
     
  9. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I didnt even think about a meat thermometer! I will try that. Thanks! I know my temp is right in the bator its just the thermometers. The Brinsea spot check is the same as the GQF, I even think it is the same price. They make you pay for priority on all there shipments though. You can stick it threw the ventilation holes in the bottom, so you don't have to open the bator all the time. They say to shut it off if you want to conserve your batteries. It will run for six weeks continuously or at least that is what they say. I'm going to get my meat thermometer and stick it in the bator now.
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Lately, I have 3 thermometers, and I take an average. It seems that there are different temps in different parts of the bator, so I rotate the eggs around when I hand turn them.
     

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