Lazer Temperature gun?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chukwheat, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Hello everyone,
    I had a quick question about using a lazer temp gun for egg temps in the bator. The temp gun measures surface temp so I can measure the actually egg temp. Does anyone else use one, Will it harm the the eggs or chicks inside. I assume we want the egg itself to be between 99°-102°, the same temps i want my incubator if i was measuring the temp with a bulb thermometer? Measuring the egg temps seem more accurate then measuring air temps if so, what's the optimum eggs temp supposed to be?
     
  2. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one. I used it on the eggs a few times in the beginning but I didn't really care for it. I'm sure it didn't hurt the babies.
     
  3. DAYDRINKER

    DAYDRINKER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started setting a full incubator. I suspected 10 of them were not fertile and these 10 show 95 degrees with the laser after 2 days. The rest of the eggs show 100 deg. I wonder if the laser thermometers are good for finding eggs that are not developing.
     
  4. Henny

    Henny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great question. It would be real interesting if you kept track of this during your incubation. I would love to know the outcome.
     
  5. DAYDRINKER

    DAYDRINKER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to keep track. The difficulty is that those surface temps start changes within moments of opening the 'bator.
     
  6. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was having temp problems and after using 8 different thermometer sand hubbys meters and temp gun. I found the temp gun would read way high after I took the lid off the incubator and didn't agree witha nay thermometer, but after the eggs cooled a bit it read the same as the thermometers and the medical touch digital one. I think it was getting the humid air rising or something... so I gave it back to hubby, it was too far off and then it would change rapidly...FWIW
     
  7. DAYDRINKER

    DAYDRINKER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. I was not so happy do to, like you said, as soon as the lids is off the wheel temps start changing.
     

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