Multiple Thermometers, All with different readings

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joneus, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    Ballston Spa
    I'm sure this has been asked before- but I'm asking again:

    I've got 4 thermometers in the incubator

    #1 (non-digital standard indoor/outdoor thermometer) says 102-103 degrees
    #2 (non digital AccuRite w/ Hygrometer) says 100 degrees
    #3 (digital AccuRite w/ Hygroeter) says 99 & rising
    #4 (digital Egg-O-Meter) says 98.6 degrees

    Averaged out, I get 100.1 degrees, but I have no way of knowing which, if any, are right. Should I just accept the average & not sorry about it? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011
  2. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2011
    burnley, UK
    are they all at the same hight? also lay them flat at the same hight. let me know what readings you get [​IMG]
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I first tested my thermometes ( non digital) in a mug of hot water about 100 degrees and then looked at them for variabilities in the measurements. Seemed easier than putting them in the incubator; THe readings change too fast when I raise the lid of incubator to get a good reading.

    Doesn't address accuracy though.

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