is 100.8 too high?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie Sue, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Morning,
    i borrowed a Brinsea Eco 20 and the temp is preset
    i couldn't read the thermometer very well so i put in a digital one and the temp on it is 100.8 should i lower it...
    i just put the eggs in last nite
     
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    Yes, lower it by a little if you are sure the thermometer is good.
     
  3. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say that's close enough. They might hatch a day or so early.

    Keep in mind, most digital thermometers do have an error rate of about a half to one degree hot or cold.... (the one I use could be up to 2 degrees hot or cold.)
     
  4. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i had 3 different thermomters in there and they all say something different [​IMG]
    i think i am pretty close to 99.5 now
    i'm goin with the one that came with the bator [​IMG]
    keep ya posted
    Feb 13 should be the day
     
  5. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. Good luck on your hatch!! [​IMG]

    I had three in mine at one point, and they all read something different. I did a very rough average and my chickens hatched pretty much on time. One day early, a couple a day late.....

    Getting it as close as you can will do alot for your success rate. Since you have it dialed in, don't touch it now....
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If it were me, I would trust the bator thermometer before I'd trust a plain digital one (not necessarily accurate). But I'm guessing.
     
  7. 8ROYALS

    8ROYALS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was having the same problem with my GQF and someone suggested puttin the thermometer in a glass of ice water and ust the one closest to 32 F. That will be the most true. Just a thought....
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Air temp in the bator will have a range rather than just one number, but the temp inside an egg does not change as rapidly as air temp. Mine goes from 98.8-100.6 or so, back and forth, but the egg temps stay around 99.5-99.7 according to my artificial egg thermometer.
     
  9. cackleberrycoop

    cackleberrycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best way to find out is to do a hatch and see what day they hatch out on. There's probably a good reason someone dialed that bator to that specific number. A new incubator - how exciting!!!
     
  10. cackleberrycoop

    cackleberrycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What is an artificial egg thermometer? Sounds like something my husband has been obsessing over creating; did you buy or create yours?
     

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