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Why does my incubator fluctuate so much?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckman4450, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. duckman4450

    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my incubator on all night and this morning I reset my thermometer. When I came home, it was at 102 which I know is too hot. It said the max temp reached all day was 102 and the lowest was 93. How would it go down 9 degrees? Is something wrong with my thermometer. I had it on all night and it was 102 and when I got home it was still 102 but said throughout the day it dropped 9 degrees!!! What's going on

    Also how do I calibrate my thermometer. I can't put it in water because it looks like this and I can't find a sensor or anything. http://www.acurite.com/weather/thermometers/digital-humidity-temperature-comfort-monitor-00619.html
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I would go buy separate thermometer and hydrometer and calibrate them so you know everything is accurate.
     
  3. duckman4450

    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll do that tonight, thanks

    I also have another question. I find it really hard to change the humidity in my incubator. If I put too much water in it goes way down, and if I take a bunch out to where there is none or it is just soaked in the sponge, it barely rises any. How can I get a drastic change to go up?
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
  4. Paul3874

    Paul3874 Out Of The Brooder

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    what brand of incubator are you running? some of them are a little tricky-take time to set-and need time to settle
    Paul
     
  5. duckman4450

    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just one I made myself. I'm using a 25 watt bulb also
     
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