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Incubation

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    Incubation Chart

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Chickens:
    Bantams 21 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 19
    Game 21 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 19
    Standard 21 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 19

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Barbary 23 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 21
    Chukar Part. 23 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 21
    Hungarian 23 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 21

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Congo Peacock 26 days 99:5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 22
    Green Peafowl 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Guineas 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Indian BLues 26-28 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 25

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Bar-Tailed Phea. 27-28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 25
    Blood Pheasant 26 - 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 25
    Blue Eared Phea. 26 - 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 24
    Brown Eared Phea. 26 - 27 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 24
    Buff Ringneck Phea. 24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 22
    Cheer Pheasant 26 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 24
    Chinese Ringneck Pheasant24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 22
    Copper Pheasant 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Edwards Pheasant 22 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 20
    Elliot's Pheasant 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Fireback Pheasant 23 - 24 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 21
    Red Golden Pheasant 22 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 20
    Imperial Pheasant 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Kalij Pheasant 24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 22
    Koklass Pheasant 26 - 27 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 24
    Lady Amherst's Pheasant 22 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 20
    Melanistic Mutant Ringneck Pheasant 24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 22
    Mikado Pheasant 27 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 25
    Reeve's Pheasant 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Salvadori's Pheasant 22 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 20
    Silver Pheasant 25 - 26 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Swinhoe Pheasant 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Wattled Pheasant 24 - 26 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 22
    White Eared Pheasant 24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 22
    White Mutant Ringneck Pheasant 24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 22
    Yellow Golden Pheasant 22 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 20

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Benson / Elegant Quail 22 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 20
    Blue Scaled Quail 23 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 21
    Bobwhite Quail 22 - 23 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 20
    Button Quail 16 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 14
    California / Valley Quail 22 - 23 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 20
    Coturnix Quail 16 -18 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 14
    Gambels Quail 22 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 20
    Mearns Quail 24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Mountain Quail 24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Black Spanish Turkey 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Bourbon Red Turkey 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Broadbreasted Bronze Turkey 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Giant White Turkey 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Royal Palm Turkey 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Wild Turkey 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Blyth's Tragopan 28 - 30 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Cabot's Tragopan 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Satyr Tragopan 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Temminck's Tragopan 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Western Tragopan 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Ducks 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Muscovy Duck 35 - 37 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 33
    Geese 28 - 30 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Swans 30 - 37 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 28
    Ducks and geese take a little more care with the temps and humidity. The humidity is increased to 80% with pipping, and the temps decreased to about 97°F.

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Ceylon Junglefowl 20 - 21 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 17
    Green Junglefowl 20 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 17
    Grey Junglefowl 20 - 21 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 17
    Red Junglefowl 19 - 21 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 17

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Chinese Monal 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Crane 30 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 28
    Crested Argus 24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Great Argus 24 - 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Grouse (Prairie Chicken) 25 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 23
    Himalayan Monal 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26
    Ostrich 42 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 40
    Pigeons 17 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 13
    Rhea 35 - 40 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 34

    Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning
    Canary 14 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 12
    Doves 14 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 12
    Finches 14 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 12
    Mynah Birds 14 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 12
    Parakeets 18 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 16
    Parrots 28 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 26

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  1. the jolly onion
    Thank you for the great information! Very detailed.
  2. Joshua G
    Wow! That's a lot of info. Thanks!
  3. familyfarm1
    Great Info, thanks!
  4. Jackandwhitey
    I wish I would have found this information sooner!! I am on the 19th day now.
  5. waw
    this helps so much

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