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Questions...I know they have been asked before...But....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I have searched and can't find the answers.

    1) Link to site for better Thermometers and Hygrometers. There was one site that a few people listed.

    2) "Recipe" for calibrating hygrometers

    3) Best candler
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Calabrating hydrometer-from Speckledhen.

    1. You can calibrate a hydrometer by mixing in a bowl 1/2 cup of salt in 1/4 cup water. Actually a couple TBSP of salt moistened with water is enough.
    2.Place bowl inside a zip lock baggie with your hydrometer. After at least 8 hours, your hygrometer should read 75%.
    3. If it says, for example 80% you know that it is reading 5% to high and then you can make adjustments in your readings.

    To check thermometer accuracy:
    Eggseronious wrote: Get a quart of ice and crush it or use a blender make an ice water mix put the thermometer down in about 2 inches and sit for 4-5 minutes should read 32* degrees make sure its a thick slush of ice water.
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Thanks Farmer Kitty! This time I copied onto Word......[​IMG]

    I have 3 or 4 digital ones, but getting ready to start up the bator and want to make sure they are as accurate as they can be.

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