Incubating thermometer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dannyb, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. dannyb

    dannyb Hatching

    Apr 23, 2009
    Does anyone know of a good cheap thermometer/hygrometer for my bator? I dont trust alot of them I see
  2. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

    Mar 7, 2009
    I bought this one at Walmart for about $6.50; I'm using it in my first hatch and it's been consistent. It's a Springfield, and I found it aound the hardware dept..
  3. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Songster

    Dec 2, 2008
    Quote:I use this kind as well...i have 3
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Quote:I bought one of these and found myself wondering if it could be a few degrees off because of the magnent on the back warming extra on the wire bottom?
  5. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    You might want to try this...

    Put a medical thermometer in a small lukewarm glass of water.

    Place in incubator and let sit for 12-24 hours.

    Lift out the glass of water and check the temperature on the medical thermometer...take the reading with the thermometer still in the water.

    Compare to digital thermometer.

    Make mental sticky note of the difference and "adjust" the digital thermometer reading accordingly.

    For example....If medical thermometer reads 98.3F and your digital is reading 95.9F then you know your need to add 2.4F to the digital reading. If the med thermometer reads 98.3F and your digital is reading 99.9 then you know you need to subtract 1.6F for the digital reading.

    Just some thoughts...

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