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Incubation of chicks needs THIS one. Don't go cheaper!
on April 19, 2016
Calling all chicken people! This is what you want to buy for your wet and dry bulb temps if you are incubating chicks. I checked and it came perfectly calibrated. It was the 5th one I bought. All the others were a little cheaper pricewise, but a lot cheaper in quality. Had I believed any of the other 4 I would have killed my $200 worth of rare breed chicken eggs. Glad I got this one at last! Included a picture of the nice LARGE dial and handy calibration tool being used to check calibration. The tool has a slot at one end to slide the probe through so that you don't have to touch it with your hands which can throw off the temp and also get you burned if you aren't careful. It also has the built in wrench tool so that you can turn the adjustment nut should you find that you need to. Just look up your altitude adjusted boiling temp (mine is 210) and then fill a big pot with distilled water and put it on to boil. Then fill a tall glass with ice and distilled water. After 3 minutes, with the thermometer in the slot of the tool you carefully set the probe down into the water without touching it to the actual glass. It should read 32 degrees F. Make a note of what it DOES read. Take it out and let it come to room temp. Then do the same to the pot of water once it has reached a true boil. Avoid placing it directly into the path of bubbles as the steam can alter the test some. When the temp stops climbing and holds steady write that temp down. My temps were 34 and 208. So it was 2 degrees high at freeze and 2 degrees low at boil. That is OK. All that matters is that it is centered. It is set to the middle of the spectrum between freeze and boil. If it is off more one way or the other you will adjust it to get it centered.