This is Aggrivating???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by uncle, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. uncle

    uncle Out Of The Brooder

    22
    0
    22
    May 26, 2011
    I have my first eggs in my homemade mini fridge incubator. Being just a little cautious, I placed 4 thermometers in there, 2 digital and 2 mercury.
    All 4 are reading different temperatures. I have 2 on the top shelf and 2 on the bottom, and even those side by side are reading different.
    Now what am I supposed to do?
    Brian
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    So what are all of the readings?

    Unless something is way off I would not sweat it.
     
  3. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    667
    9
    111
    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    Take all 4 therm and set together on counter .Do they read same ? if they do then you have that variance in temp in your INC..If you don't fan try one ,if you got a fan change air flow..cva34
     
  4. uncle

    uncle Out Of The Brooder

    22
    0
    22
    May 26, 2011
    I will have to set them all side by side and see but I still won't know which one is right.
    The two digitals are 37.7, 36.9 and the two mercury are 37.4 and 36.2 all in C.
    How close to 99.5 do you really need to be?
    Brian
     
  5. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,525
    19
    171
    Oct 31, 2008
    Reading
    Rather too low than too high. But I have never believed a hen keeps all eggs precisely at the same temp all the time, either. If they were all side by side and read differently, I'd split the difference.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by