Nicole Alderman wrote: Who did the lovely alder leaf?
Jay Angler wrote:We bought a pair of the temperature sensors of the type mentioned and used them in a borrowed incubator. My husband did the computer/setting up stuff (the odds of my ancient computer being able to run the software were too low to be worth trying it). He found the instructions a bit vague, but managed to make it work and it seemed to do well at that job the first time around and we're trying it again now. I avoid using incubators as a general rule (Muscovy ducks are quite cooperative about helping me incubate eggs) but we've had some fertility problems I was trying to confirm without disappointing my duck moms.
I find the sensors really helpful because they track the temperatures over time so you see the peaks and valleys. We'll get some meat chicks at the end of the month and they have to use the brooder. We've had issues with the brooder temp spiking in the afternoon despite using temperature controllers to try to avoid that. It will be *really* interesting to see the graph using one of the sensors in that application.
I do hope you get something to do these tests at Allerton Abbey - I've been watching the threads about WOFATI with interest, but I'm a bit of a science geek and am intrigued to see measurements and data!