Thermometers/Hygrometers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by byrandom, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. byrandom

    byrandom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering what everyone else was using? I'm looking to purchase a few more just to ensure that I'm doing everything correctly. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  2. mom2fourbebes

    mom2fourbebes Out Of The Brooder

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    I started with the digital Springfield one from Walmart and that was a disaster...someone on BYC told me to get an oral temp to verify accuracy...the Springfield one from Walmart gets a big thumbs down...it was waaaay off...

    I then ordered from tractor and supply (although they do sell them in their store) a thermometer/hygrometer bulb by Accu-Rite...Absolutely perfect! It matched the oral thermometer temp wise. I then bought a third thermometer/hygrometer from Ebay..not sure who makes it but its reading for both temp and humidity matches the Accu-Rite one...This is my first hatch so I'm hoping for the best...hope this helped!!

    Barb
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:The $6 Springfield from Walmart is accurate enough for our RH purposes.

    Good thermometer, calibrated at around 99F is essential. Fortunately it needn't be expensive, because calibration at 99 is easy.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I got my only hygrometer from Radio Shack. I should have gotten another one.

    It's too late now, but I do know that the ones I have ready to hatch are growing and some of the eggs are rocking.
     
  5. pepper48_98

    pepper48_98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with twigg, I bought the $6.00 springfield from walmart and am very happy with it. I also have two other ones and they are within 1/2 degree
     
  6. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    While my incubator is still under construction and development I just ordered 2 Springfield units so I hope they are accurate. I ordered tow because I figured I would split the difference between the two.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I use 1 Springfield and 1 Accurite in my incubators both do a great job!!
     
  8. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:The accurite is a few bucks more, but just as good. They have bigger numbers, so it might be better for some.

    FWIW, my $200 Amprobe Psychometer returns very similar figures to the $6 Springfield [​IMG]
     
  9. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Wow, that must of hurt to realize that [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:Wow, that must of hurt to realize that [​IMG][​IMG]

    Heh ... no.

    The Amprobe is useful for a bunch of stuff, and how else would I know my cheapies are reliable?

    Besides, I got it cheap [​IMG]
     

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