Quick question....

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  1. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes or no is all I need.

    If thermometer is off 3 degrees to the high side (says 100 but is actually 103) will that kill chicks at around 7-10 days.

    Busted a few eggs open that died. Kidney bean or so in size and an eyeball.
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes after too long 103 will eventually lead to problems. I believe 105 is terminal after just a short time.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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    yes
     
  4. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Do you know a way to check the temp on this thermometer. I can check humidity by doing the salt test but can't figure how to check the temp. Has no probe.
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  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    try scrolling to the bottom of temp section.... I THINK there was something about putting it in a bag or something but I dont remember! https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
     
  6. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. The bag test is for the humidity. [​IMG] What kind do you use??
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    mine looks pretty close to that one.... I made sure it was the same as several incubator thermometers and you can see here after using about 5-7 different types I figured out which were the most accurate.... this pic I was testing.... the digital and the incubator one on the right are perfecto!

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  8. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So frustrating that so many thermometers can read something different. I'm going to try the dry method after this run. From 15 eggs to 4 at lock down this morning. [​IMG] Out of those 4 who knows. I do see 2 of them rockin already. [​IMG] So who knows.
     
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