Uh oh! How hot can an get incubator be? HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ticks, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I am on day three with my turkey eggs.
    I got the hygromter/thermometer mx and put it in. The thermomter that I have right now says 100-100.5. The new ones say 115 and 125. Is this a mistake on the new thermometers part or have I killed my eggs?
     
  2. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Calibrate the thermometers with boiling water or ice water. You'll be able to tell which one's off
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:How do you do that? [​IMG]
     
  4. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well is your current one digital or one that came with the bator, the ones with the red liquid (Forgot what its called) are usualy right on, I find that my digital one is always off by about 2 degrees.
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Well, the one that I used was the one that came with the turner I used both that one and the one that came with the bator and I got a good temp. I put it a large indoor/outdoor one and both are reading well over 100.
     
  6. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Put the tip or bulb of the thermometer into boiling water for 60 seconds. It should read 212 degrees.
    Ice water (mostly ice with a teeny bit of water) should read just above 32.
    It can give you an idea of what temp you have.
    If it's an atmospheric thermometer with no tip or bulb...I can't help you calibrate
    That's the food handler's way of testing.
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Thats a BIG difference....
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009
  8. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    My incubator spiked to over 110 the other day but I candled and somehow they are all still alive, so there is hope [​IMG]
     
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Come to think of it, when I put them in the bator they were around 85-9ish
    The house is only 70ish. So I think those are wrong.
     

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