incubator Thermometers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by m.hubbard, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. m.hubbard

    m.hubbard Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2009
    ok im on my very first hatch with quail and with a new bator
    homemade of corse .
    its a styrofoam box with a 20w halogen bulb small fan all hooked up to a thermostat.

    i bought the hygrometer of the same person i got my thermostat kit from he told me that he uses them in his own bators and thay are good

    but for some reason it didnt feel warm enough to me after about 5 days i put a murcury Thermometer in just to make sure and it only whent up to 36 degress c but the hygrometer is saying just under 38 degrees c .
    so i whent out to day and bought a digital Thermometer and the bator switches off at 35.9 degress c .

    so what do i do leave it and go by the hygrometer or the digital one and start again with fresh eggs as these ones have bin in the bator since the 5th of oct ???????

    i did try and candle last night but it just to dam hard with there dark shell and being so small.

    cheers .m
  2. m.hubbard

    m.hubbard Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2009
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    I guess I don't understand the question. A hygrometer will give you the percentage of moisture in the air, not the temperature.
  4. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

    Apr 24, 2011
    Roanoke VA
    Quote:a wet bulb hygrometer will give you the current temperature, if the bulb is dry. if it is wet it'll read a lower temperature. it is the difference between wet and dry bulb that gives you what your humidity is. the higher the difference, the lower the humidity because the water evaporates faaster, pulling the wet bulb temperature down.

    try calibrating the temperature with a human-grade thermometer... those are usually the most accurate.

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