please quick response! what do I do with thermometer during hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peaceful, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's day 18, and I am just about to take out my automatic turner and put the eggs on their sides for hatching. What do I do with the thermometer, put it on the eggs and have them hatch underneath it? Then the chicks would knock it about?
    My still air hova-bator doesn't hold its temperature well and i feel that I need to have the thermometer in there somewhere. What do others do in a full incubator!?
     
  2. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use a couple of pieces of packing tape and tape it to the window. Remember that with the thermometer higher in the bator the temp will read a little high. that is what I do.

    Sheila
     
  3. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    prop it against the side if you don't have the room. I tape mine to keep it still when I dont have the room to keep it out.
    good luck on your hatch. I have two hatching as we speak. [​IMG]
     

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