what brand hydrometer/thermometer do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yogalady, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    And do you think that electronic is OK to have in the Little Giant or, another type?

    I have heard the Little Giant one is junk so I am looking to purchase and wanted advice...

    PS. I have an egg turner now...
    and...I heard instead of opening the bater I could use a small funnel and straw to put the water in to not disturb the eggs. What do you think of that?
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Quote:thanks for making this post!!! i need that same question answered...
    i have an acu-rite thermo/hydrometer...
     
  3. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think most people use the acu-rite one. I am planning to get one tomorrow, I have 3 different cheapie thermometers here and they are all saying something different, so hopefully a better one will give me a more accurate reading!
     
  4. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for thermometer I've got the Brinsea spot check. I will never go back to anything else. for humidity I use a digital Flukers hygrometer.

    Dan
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Flucker Thermometer/Hygrometer. It is nice and small and take up very little room in the incubator. I have two of them and I did check the reading for humidity and one is off by 5 %. I simply make the adjustment when I take a reading. In this case it says 44 and I have to add 5 points for the actual reading. No matter which unit you use, make sure to check them against an accurate instrument. A mercury thermometer for temperature and here is a link to check the humidity reading.
    http://exoticpets.about.com/od/herpresources/ss/hygrometer_4.htm
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I use the little glass thermometers, and find them to be more accurate than anything digital.

    However, for a hydrometer, I went down to PetSmart and picked up one of those $24.99 digital hydrometers used for reptile terrariums. It records highest humidity, and lowest humidity, and has a nice long probe so you can keep the screen outside the incubator.
     

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