anyone help with some pheasant advice?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emunk80, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. emunk80

    emunk80 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 23, 2010
    ao i cant find anyone on the pheasant form that can help i have 36 izzy and red buff pheasant eggs due today i been trying to leave the incubator alone as much as possible since i raised the humidity and stopped turning them. i also found out i might of stopped turning a day too early i read you can stop turning them up to 4 days ahead which is how long its been so i got some questions.
    1is it okay i opened the incubator today (they are due today) and checked a couple for any activity?
    2 is it okay i stopped turning them possilby a day or 2 too early?
    3 i candled the eggs and they look full except the air sac but none have pipped the air sac yet think there still gonna make it?

    i followed the hovabator manual exactly aexcept i couldnt test humidity but a guy said just fill the small trough then 3 days b4 fill the big trough too and your humidity will be as close as you can get it to perfect probably.

    ANY INPUTTTTTTT!!!!??? im freakin out i was expecting a pipped egg or 2 today...
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    They should be fine you should get some action soon but if its still quiet after 3 or 4 days i would do a quick candle [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    My little hovabator won't go above 30% with ALL the troughs filled. You may want to invest in a hygrometer of some sort. You can get a little reptile one at a pet store for like $2.

    Definitely don't open the incubator to mess with the eggs if they are due today. The chicks should have been settling into position to pip, and if you pick them up and turn them around it may disorient them, as well as it will mess with the humidity and temp at a crucial time. Give it at least a day or two more before opening the incubator to check.

    You may be ok having stopped turning a day or two early, you may not be. Turning is mostly to stop the chick from sticking to the egg shell, and you stop turning them to let them orient themselves for pip; they won't stick to the egg shell at this point. It's possible this is true a day or two beforehand as well.

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