The purpose of a water wiggler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LinckHillPoultry, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Lol. Does anyone want to explain to me? [​IMG]
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's supposed to represent what the temp is inside of the egg. The wiggler is the "egg".
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    A water wiggler has a similar density to an egg, and a convienient hole up the middle where you can put a temperature probe.

    Set it inside the incubator, level with the eggs, and the probe will reach a temperature very close to the temp inside an incubating egg. For chickens this will ideally be 95.5F

    Additionally, the thermal mass of the wiggler is such that it's internal temp. will not vary in the way the air temperature in the incubator varies due to the heater cycling on and off.

    This makes it easy to adjust your incubator. Just make small adjustments, wait an hour or so, and watch the wiggler temp.
     

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