Which temperature do I trust? Please advise!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by avocado, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. avocado

    avocado Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    Just into day 3 of my second hatch incubating at home 12 chicken eggs.


    The temperature showing on the lid of my incubator (it's an led display almost) says 37.5 degrees but the thermometer inside the incubator says 35 degrees. Which do I trust? Shall I up the temperature on the actual incubator or?

    Thanks
     
  2. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you put either of them into a glass of water and ice to see what it reads? I went through several before I found one that would read 32f in a glass of ice water.
     
  3. avocado

    avocado Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. It's digital though so putting it in water would probably break it.
     
  4. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither has a probe that you can put in water? Do you have any other thermometer you can calibrate that way to compare to them?
     
  5. dewpointgardens

    dewpointgardens New Egg

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    Hi I use a digital medical thermometer the kind you use on your kids to check my incubator thermometer and then adjust my incubators thermometer from There
     

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