Multiple Thermometers, All with different readings

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

  1. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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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