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Humidity when incubating pheasant eggs

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What do you find is the best humidity to have throughout incubating ring necked pheasant eggs. I know people increase it nearer the hatching date, but what humidity percentage do you find works best? Thanks in advance
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Depending on location, type of incubator, still air/forced air, etc...around 50% during incubation but that will vary by your location and ambient humidity in the air. I incubate mine at 45% - 50% during incubation, temp 99.5 I have a DIY Sportsman knock-off. I run a humidifier and controler at whatever i want the humidity to be in the incubator. Don't have to add water to a pan or use sponges...no guess work. Usually have the humidity at 65% in the hatcher....sometimes it's been as low as 39% during lockdown with no noticable adverse affects, no shrink wrapping or struggle to break free but that's my experince, wouldn't recommend running it that low.HTH
Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Sean in TX Raising/breeding: Red golden, Yellow golden, Lady Amherst, Elliot, Bianchi, Versicolor, Reeves, Ijima Copper, Green melanistic, Kansas ring-necked, Kirghiz(Mongolian), Southern Caucasus(Black necked), Corsica Red Legged partridge, Greater prairie chickens, Blue quail, Gamble quail.
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Live in England and I have a forced air incubator. Thanks for your help
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