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Hatching info??

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by AZchickens17, May 1, 2017.

  1. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am totally new to hatching eggs and have a breeding pair of red golden pheasants. My main question is how long can I wait to collect eggs before I put them in the incubator. Also what can I use to deworm the pheasants?

    Any information or advice is appreciated:)
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Eggs are best if set at day 14,at day 15 their viability starts to drop.If you leave them in the pen the hen may decide to set on them herself.not saying that she will,but she may.I use Ivemec available at tractor supply.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok. Can I use garlic or cayenne pepper as a natural version?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think those will work.I've heard of pumpkin as a natural wormer but neither of those.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok. Thanks for your help. What is the right temp and humidity level?Right now the temp is 101 and the humidity is about 62%.
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on if you are using a still air or forced air incubator. Still air temp should 103 at top of the eggs. Forced air should be 99.5 or 100deg will work fine. Both incubators should read 50% humidity during incubation time, then at hatch time you want to bump it it up to 70%.
     
  7. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have still air incubator. Have you had successful hatches with those temps and humidities?
     
  8. TwoBFlying

    TwoBFlying Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, Tony is a great wealth of information. He's helped me and not even known it by reading some of his previous posts. A natural wormer would be food grade diatomaceous earth. It works well on all livestock and is simply sprinkled on their food. It can be bought at most feed stores and is reasonably priced.
     
  9. AZchickens17

    AZchickens17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So should I bump the humidity down to around 50%?
     
  10. Midnightman14

    Midnightman14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not go with any of the so called natural wormers/remedies. DE does help but it's not quite thorough enough to get the job done on its own. Cayenne pepper is just straight up unhealthy and garlic doesn't do anything.
     
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