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post #11 of 16
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Hi some advice needed incubator temp is hard to control due to high ambient temp which is 44 45°c can seem to bring down the incubator temp and advice or tips would be very helpful thankyou


you're going to have to cool your area off  where the incubator is located  , down to about  78-80 degrees f.  (~25-27 celsius )

In  essence you are literally " cooking" those eggs, please don't expect a good hatch  unless you get an air conditioner going  .

 Remember also with a/c running  that also will dehumidify the conditions.  

post #12 of 16
Hi please advise for peafowl eggs i am using 50%-55% humidity for first 25 days then shifting eggs to hatcher where i raise the humidity to 65%-70% does this sound correct as a local who also hatches peafowl says humidity should be 80% during the whole 26-28 days of incubation please advise
post #13 of 16
Very good advice @allbirds4me, the climate around an incubator plays a crucial role in all styles. Air conditioners not only cool the air but, suck the moisture out of it as well and as stated above will affect the machines humidity. Still air incubators are high maintenance when it comes to humidity and if one is not diligent while in operation can spell trouble for a hatching chick. When I was a young boy (centuries ago) I had a hovabator we bought at the CO-OP (God I miss old days co-ops) I had no idea what I was doing and the very first chicken I hatched entered the world with no eyes and severly deformed legs due to very low humidity. Needless to say I was horrified, that chick actually lived for a few months but sadly passed. Fast fwd to the now, We use GQF's sportsman cabinets for our other birds and gamefowl hens for the peafowl and at day 23 we move them to the hatcher. My observations on the GQF cabinets is that they can be a bear to keep dialed in, the climate around them really affects this style of incubator particularly the top to bottom temps. We have holes drilled in at every tray level to monitor the mid and low trays, we keep the very top (fan area) temp at exactly 100.7 and the humidity at 55-65% in order for the lower trays to reach and maintain 99.5. There is usually always a temp drop in most incubators especially forced air cabinet styles. I hope this info helps, this is the way we do it because it has been working, so far...👍.

We have more info on our FB https://m.facebook.com/bobsgreenpeafowl/

Gerald Barker
post #14 of 16
Please advise i have humidity at 50%-55% for the first 25 days then shift to hatcher where i raise humidity to 65%-70% whereas a local who also hatches peafowl eggs said humidity should be around 75%-80% all during the full 28-30 days please advise
post #15 of 16
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Please advise i have humidity at 50%-55% for the first 25 days then shift to hatcher where i raise humidity to 65%-70% whereas a local who also hatches peafowl eggs said humidity should be around 75%-80% all during the full 28-30 days please advise
What type of incubator? Still air or forced air? To be honest, peafowl are difficult to hatch in a incubator from start to finish and there are very few incubators with a good price range that can handle the task. 55-65% humidity is where we like to keep our incubators and even higher in the hatcher. Ive heard of others using higher humidity levels and maybe someone else will chime in here soon but from my observations 75-85% humidity is too high for incubation full term, also 28-30 days is incorrect for peafowl, 26-28 days with a temp of 99.5 stop turning 3-4 days prior to hatch day. Good luck and keep us posted on your efforts and results. Dont forget, pics or it didnt happen. 👍.

Gerald Barker
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by iky114p View Post

Please advise i have humidity at 50%-55% for the first 25 days then shift to hatcher where i raise humidity to 65%-70% whereas a local who also hatches peafowl eggs said humidity should be around 75%-80% all during the full 28-30 days please advise


if you can't get the temp down to where it should be to start off with  then your sort of urinating in the wind , IE: banging your head against the wall.   :he

 I find 60% humidity during  incubating the  first 24-25 days  then raise it to about 70 % in the last 2-3 days works good for our eggs.

  Again, if it's as hot as you say it is and you don't cool it off IN YOUR ROOM  then you are literally cooking your eggs and spinning your wheels.

An incubator is made to produce heat and takes in heat from the room it's in also , as your finding out and as barkerg explained very well.

You MUST keep your room no warmer than 82 degrees max !  ( 27.7 Celsius)


Edited by allbirds4me - 6/22/16 at 4:26pm
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