Temp in Bator...HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherndon712, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    The thermometer that came with it says it's about 102...I bought a dual therm/hygrometer that says its 98.4...53% humidity...Why the difference and which one should I trust?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The little alcohol one on cardboard/plastic that came with it says 102? Chuck it. It's most likely wrong. They are so bad usually.
     
  3. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    So i should use the dual Springfield one?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Which Springfield do you have? Is it the slim silver/gray one with big numbers?
     
  5. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    It's about 3/4 in tall with a clip on the back that's magnetic. It is silver/white.
     
  6. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Okay, according to the springfield, the temp is 101 and humidity 54%...Is that good to put the eggs in?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have a white Springfield with a clip that is no good at all, but it only reads whole numbers. Mine is garbage. The slim silver one is good, but the white ones are rarely right, in my experience, unless they've improved. If you have a still air, 101-102 is fine to put eggs in. The humidity needs to be under 50%, but that isn't bad, IF it's correct.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2008
  8. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Mine says 100.9 degrees, 53% humidity. Sorry...I'm nervous!!!
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would say you'll be ok. Try to find another one tho to make sure. Do you have a meat thermometer you could put in? Those can help you figure out which of the others is closer to right. Even if the temp is a little low to start won't hurt the hatch (too high is dangerous).

    Jody
     
  10. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I'm going to put a meat therm in there! Thank you!
     

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