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Shropshirelass

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Incubation tips & humidity & temp levels:
« on: March 02, 2013, 07:28:12 pm »
Right time to start firing up the old incubator again & I need a few tips & reminders the 1st is does anyone have a chart for humidity & temperature levels for hatching different species? Hen eggs are going in 1st as a trial then depending on what lays 1st it will be duck & goose eggs together or turkey eggs & maybe later in the year some quail eggs. Someone said to me before you could hatch turkey & hen eggs together but could they go in a brooder together? & is it advisable to have the 2 lots of eggs together? Also I have on order a humidity monitor should I just wait for it to come & check the levels or could I get away without it for hen eggs as I have a new thermometer for it?

The incubators a Corti fully automatic forced air 50 egg machine but I'm being stupid & can't remember if it turns the eggs once or twice a day? I think twice but my brains mush due to full on lambing (which is what I'm blaming it on anyways! ;D  )

Also which do u guys prefer to use? clean eggs or dirty eggs? x
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Jackie 2

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: Incubation tips & humidity & temp levels:
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 06:49:09 am »
I didnt think you could hatch duck and geese together as their requirements are different but you can do duck and hen.


Our hen eggs are done at 50-60 humidity till day 15 I think (ll check that and get back to you) then up to 70 and on lock down till hatching.


I used dirty eggs for the hen but will clean the goose eggs. Duck eggs I bought clean

Pasture Farm

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Re: Incubation tips & humidity & temp levels:
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 08:43:30 am »
Hens :- 45% turned hourly until 3 days befor hatching then 67% stationary until hatched
37.5 deg until 3 days before hatching then down to 37deg
 
This is how we have done it for years  :thumbsup:

Shropshirelass

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Re: Incubation tips & humidity & temp levels:
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 10:49:57 am »
Brill ta & well I don't know Jackie but we've done goose & duck eggs together for years & had high hatch & survival rates hatching & rearing together, I thought they were very similar, & a few people have said you can hatch & rear hens & turkeys together fine so will maybe try that after a batch of each x

 

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