thermometer and humidity!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Heres a link at K-mart I might buy this ....But if I put this my bator will it tell me the humidty and temperature, my other thermometer is all messed up and I am planning to get a digital one. Wasn't shure how this worked maybe one of you know!. I think what you do is put this in the incubator and where it says indoor that the temperature and humidity in the incubator.

    All help is very apperciated!
  2. The last person you should be taking advice from is me, who thought a piece of dust was a pip. That looks a bit big and might have a lot of features you don't need. About a week or so into my first bunch of eggs i went out and bought this:

    It's a Fluker's digital thermometer/hygrometer used for reptile tanks. Once i put it in my incubators, i saw my temps were way too low. i had been using those tiny thermometers that came with the bators.

    It's nice to just peek in and quickly see the temp and humidity. i have my second batch of eggs due to hatch soon, so i guess that will be the true test.
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I got something similar at Home Depot, but it just has humidity and temp--it was only $7.00
  4. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    those accurite ones are awesome...if i wasnt so cheap i would buy one!
  5. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
  6. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I only paid $ 12.00 for my accurite at Walmart. It has a probe for a second outside temp reading. Some people place that probe in a water weasel for a reading that simulates the inside of an egg. It is pretty large, not problem if you don't plan to load your incubator. I would choose the Flukers over the accurite if It was me. They are designed to be in the type of environment we have in incubators. I imagine the mechanics are the same in all these instruments but there may be tolerence levels that make a difference.
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    Yup, check your local stores. They are always cheaper than the online store. Although I did pay $19.95 for our Accurites at Walmart, so it may depend on where you live too for price differences.


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