Question about reading thermometer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cclarke, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. cclarke

    cclarke New Egg

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    This is probably a stupid question but I just have to ask. I have an older Marsh Farms Turn X 5 that is a forced air unit. I set the eggs yesterday but have no room for a "heat sink". I replaced the spirit carded thermometer with a mercury and wet bulb and they take up a lot of room. The thermometer supposedly has an accuracy of 1/2 degree. There is a temperature swing. It is spot on with a low of 99.25 and a high of 100.25. Is it okay to add the two up, divide by 2 and use that as my temperature? It comes out to be 99.75 which is what the directions say to use. Do you think this is the temp in the egg?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    99.75 can't get more perfect. I think your temp is fine.
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:Seconded [​IMG]
     
  4. cclarke

    cclarke New Egg

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    Thanks!
     

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