thermometer going bad.... 144 degrees?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fowlwoman1, May 18, 2008.

  1. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Wenatchee, WA
    I was going to throw out the little giant bator because I had a maximum reading of 116. My babies survived it. they also survived 119, 123, 129, and now 144 degrees. I finally put in another digital thermometer and its maximum reading was 99.9 degrees. this one isn't as sensitive to changes, but I figure if this therm doesn't register a spike, then I'm sure the eggs don't either. this crazy thermometer is only a few weeks old. I'm sure I don't have the receipt still. $20 down the drain...
  2. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    I have 2 1588 bators and lost count of the thermometers, but I keep my sales slips. But just the other day I ordered me an ASTM certified *18 Mercury filled thermometer from Philadelphia Instruments. Come to find out that they make thermometers for lots of hatcheries. I now can calibrate my other thermometers, and most are off.
  3. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    Quote:Check/change the battery - maybe the battery was a dud from the get-go....

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