97.5 Degrees

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RiverGoddess, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. RiverGoddess

    RiverGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am doing a project ~ I am going to hatch
    Chicken (various breeds)
    Pheasant
    Duck
    Goose
    At this temp
    Monitor development and see hatch rate & time frame of incubation!


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  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Intersting. Are you goning to log embryo mortality as well? see if it is actually higher when the temps arnt right?
     
  3. bantaclear

    bantaclear Out Of The Brooder

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    Last year I set mine at 100 everything went fine, but I ended up with lots of roo's. Im going to try lower temps this year just for kicks to see if I get more hens. ( I know thats more than likely not the case but hey can't hurt to try)
    Excited to see your results[​IMG]
     
  4. RiverGoddess

    RiverGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hatching EMU eggs, & they run at 97.5. So during this I have already set chicken, and duck. No hatches yet but should soon.
    I am planning all chicks to see male vs female...
     
  5. RiverGoddess

    RiverGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ran my bator for 1 year straight at 99.5 degrees with amazing hatch rates

    I set 4 of my own chicken eggs ~ I have 3 developing.
    I set 2 of my duck eggs,
    and another 13 eggs from a shipped source.
    Out of the shipped I have 3 breeds
    & 8 out of 9 going strong,
    and 3 out of 3 going strong &
    3 out of 3 were infertiles.

    So pretty good success rate for hatched shipped eggs. We will see comparison of temps & sex
     
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  6. bantaclear

    bantaclear Out Of The Brooder

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    I wish it was warmer where I am. I want fuzzy butts lol. And all this chick talk is making me want to start NOW. Im going to try sexing my chicks this year as well. Fingers crossed that my birds can be feather sexed.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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  8. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sex isn't determined through incubation like many reptiles. Sex is determined by the chromosomes of the ovum, so incubation temperature won't make a difference.
     
  9. RWise

    RWise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ran 100* on my hatch as I had read somewhere this would hatch more girls, then I read this will hatch more boys (about half way through).
    The Hatch I got is about 80% male. Temp will not change or determine the sex, but it certainly appears (at this point) that higher temps produce more living males then females. My next hatch I will run 99* to see IF I can get more living females than males! Of the 14 that hatched I see 9 or 10 roo's

    I would like to here from more folks that are trying this, and I will be setting another clutch in about a month. Run this batch at 99* and see how many of what I get!

    Good luck to all!
     
  10. RiverGoddess

    RiverGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will keep track of males and females of my Chickens and ducks

    I set Chickens on the
    Set Dec. 27
    half Hatch Jan 19
    half pipped today Jan 20
    And a few not even pipped

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    2 duck & 3 chicken
    Set Jan 30

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    12 Duck * Cayuga & Runner
    Jan 18

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    I have [​IMG]
    2 Emu Set Dec 28th
    2 Emu Set Jan 5th
    3 Emu Set Jan 19
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    Hope to have 6-10 more next week to set [​IMG]

    (Looking to set Some Ohikis & Brahmas soon)
     

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