Where to buy something to read humidity???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by urbanfarmers, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. urbanfarmers

    urbanfarmers Out Of The Brooder

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    I have done lots of searches and I think they are called - hygrometers?? Is there any local stores I can purchase these at or do I HAVE to buy them online? I read that some people have gotten them at Wally World, Radioshack, Petco, etc. but I have to drag 2 toddlers around with me so running from store to store for a quick 5 minute errand is going to take 30 minutes or more at each store! [​IMG] When I looked at Wally World in the light bulb section all I found were thermostats and a couple of thermometers but they were EXPENSIVE....$40 and up!!

    This whole incubator and hatching thing is a test to see if I can do it before I go spending money on the eggs I really want so I'm trying to be as cost effective as I can. I'm not saying I won't spend the money I need to but I don't want to end up spending more on a hand-crafted incubator as I would have one of the high end jobbies. So any how, where do I buy the humidity reader doo haw? [​IMG]
     
  2. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a $3 outdoor thermometer/hygrometer that can clip on to things in the lawn section of my local Lowes. Works great [​IMG] I first used it for my day-olds, and now I have it in my incubator.
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I use Accurite thermometer/hydrometers n my coop & incubators. I think I paid like $12 at Wal-Mart for each one. They are well worth it!
     
  4. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    I went to the pet store and got a reptile one for less then $8.00, it works very well. [​IMG]
     
  5. urbanfarmers

    urbanfarmers Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to go to Wally World tomorrow, what section did you find it in? I went to the department where they have the paints, light bulbs, fans, thermostats, etc. and I didn't see any in that area. Is there another part of the store I need to look in?

    As for Lowes, do you think they would still have them since they are closing down their garden department this time of year? I have been there hundreds of time this year, wish I had know I would need one of these dad-gum things! [​IMG]

    I guess I'm not going to be able to avoid taking the babes to all these stores with me trying to find this thing. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the help everyone!!!
     
  6. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

    Feb 5, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    My Coop
    I alway find them in the garden dept's near the outdoor thermometers and rain gauges.
     
  7. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I got mine July 4th weekend, but I bet they would still have them. I went in their outdoor area, and it was with the other thermometers, near hose attachments. You could call the stores to see if they have what you're looking for, to avoid having to drive all around
     
  8. urbanfarmers

    urbanfarmers Out Of The Brooder

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    I soooo feel like a dork now! I never even thought about checking in the garden area at Wally World near those type of thermometers! [​IMG] I guess that's the kind of stuff that slips your mind when you are trying to keep an eye on 2 toddlers and get your shopping done! [​IMG]

    Thanks again everyone.....this place rocks!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my walmart has them in the hardware? aisle... they are with the furnace filters which is one of the aisles somewhere between the paint and the tools...
     
  10. orionburn

    orionburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't work at Lowe's, but somewhere similar. The garden department will still have them. Some summer items are being replaced, such as patio furniture, but most everything in garden hasn't changed.
     

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