Any advice for someone incubating game birds that have not had the best nutritional care?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nksg75, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Nksg75

    Nksg75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have incubated chickens before and recently I was asked to hatch some Game birds. I know this person does not take the best care of his animals, so I will probably be getting eggs from nutritional deficient hens.
    Long story, I have to do this favor even though I do not care for this person or his care of his birds! It's one of those things, you scratch my back and I will scratch yours!!
    I want to have a successful hatch, and was wondering if any special accomodations should be made for these eggs?
    I am not familiar with Game birds, just know their reputation for being more aggressive!!
    Do I need to know anything specifically about incubating game birds?
    Any special accomodations as far as this breed is concerned, either before or after hatch?
    Any help appreciated!!
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm guessing by game birds you mean Game chickens. When I hear game birds, I think turkey, quail, pheasant, chukar, ECT. Anyway...

    Nope. Nothing special. Just treat them like normal hatching eggs.
     
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  3. Nksg75

    Nksg75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, sorry I do mean game chickens. What do people refer to them as? If I am speaking of the all the game breeds of chickens should I say "old English game" ?
    I really don't have any clue about this group as a whole.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    No worries :) I'd call them Old English Games/Modern Games, ect if that's what they are. Its best to at least be specific that they're chickens, since chickens and game birds have different incubation lengths (example, turkey take 28 days ).

    This group is pretty awesome :D

    Good luck with your hatch!
     
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  5. Nksg75

    Nksg75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! And thank you for clarifying the name!!
     

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