Recommend An Inexpensive, But Good Small Humidity Gauge?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fred's Hens, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Want to add one to our new basic, Brinsea Octogon Eco 20. Feed store had nothing yesterday. Amazon is flooded with them, but reviews are up and down and thus, looking for personal experience. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Hygrometer? Any suggestions?
     
  3. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little rectangular one I got from Petsmart for $20, it was in the reptile section. I mounted it to my ECO with the included velcro, and it does a really good job on the humidity. It shows the temperature as lower than the actual temperature however, so I still gauge the temperature with the included glass thermometer. It shows the temperature correctly if moved where the eggs actually sit.
     
  4. Chickadee93

    Chickadee93 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you go to Walmart you can get an acurite digital thermometer/hygrometer for $15 I use one and it's been very reliable so far.
     
  5. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine at a cigar shop. Accurate enough for someones expensive cigar collection, good enough for me. No problems in many, many hatches.
     
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