Thermometer help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by apollora, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. apollora

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    Hello everyone!
    I have a question on incubating eggs. This is my first attempted at hatching eggs. I read all the instructions and made sure that my bater was keeping consistent temp for 24hrs before setting my eggs this morning. I purchased a hydrometer and thermometer while out today and when I placed that in the bater it's reading 94.6 while my glass thermometer is reading 101.5!
    Before starting my incubater I checked the temp of the glass thermometer with another household digital thermometer and they were within a degree of each other. I have a still air incubater so I set it to 102, does anyone have any suggestions to make sure I'm getting the correct temp in the bater ?
     
  2. TNchickies

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    No specific ideas...maybe just go by one thermometer housed inside of the bator? [​IMG]
     
  3. apollora

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    I just calibrated a probe thermometer and placed it in the bator today and it is saying 94 too, since the eggs have only been in the incubator for 2 days can I just increase the temp or is my clutch ruined ?
     
  4. TNchickies

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    Well, i hear that the eggs need to be incubated for at least five days before candling. I would increase the temperature slightly, and when the eggs have been incubated for at least five days, i would candle them and see. if you see veins and stuff, you've done it! if not, i sorry. [​IMG] Good luck!!!!!
     
  5. apollora

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    I will be candling them this weekend so I will be keeping my fingers crossed !!
     
  6. Kyzmette

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    You might want to keep a calibrated candy thermometer, or some other baking/cooking thermometer that you can reference your incubator thermometers to. Boiling water is an excellent calibration tool.
     
  7. apollora

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    That's what my probe thermometer is, its a meat thermometer that we calibrated.
     
  8. Kyzmette

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    I had an incubator that ran low for several days and I increased the temps and they did fine after that. I can't speak to it too much, because it was my first time and for some unknown reason my humidity bottomed out on pipping day and I lost the whole batch, but up until that point they were all squirming in the eggs and healthy.
     
  9. apollora

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    Thank you everyone for the information. I will make sure to keep an eye on the temp and humidity and will post candling picks on Sunday !!
     
  10. apollora

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    So I couldn't wait until tomorrow so I candled a couple eggs this morning, one of them is moving :weee Now I'm in trouble because I thought for sure I killed them and ordered more eggs lol sooooo if I can't cancel the order from Gabbard Farms (I have not heard back from them yet) I might end up with 20 more eggs :th maybe I can sneak them in without my husband noticing :p
     

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