Hatching Pheasant eggs???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rmh0508, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All a friend of mine wants me to incubate some Pheasants eggs for him. They would be Red and Yellow golden and Lady Amhurst. I was wondering if there is anything to do differently than when hatching chicken eggs. Thank for any help [​IMG] Have a great day!!
    Marcy
     
  2. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? I really could use some input...
    Thank you
     
  3. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have hatched Pheasant eggs. They take 24 to 28 days to hatch but everything else is the same.

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  5. tigerrrrrrrlilly

    tigerrrrrrrlilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, do the same as chicken eggs and you will be fine. Ruffed pheasants tend to come around 22-24 days for me. I stop the turner on day 19.
    You have golden and amherst eggs to incubate?? It is way off-season right now.
     
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  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I hatch Ringneck Pheasants. I stop turning on day 21.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Pheasants

    Species Incubation Temp (F.) Relative Humidity Stop
    Period Forced Air Humidity Last 3 Days Turning Eggs

    Bar-Tailed 27-28 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 25th day
    Blood 27-29 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 25th day
    Blue Eared 26-28 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 24th day
    Brown Eared 26-27 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 24th day
    Buff Ringneck 24-25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 22nd day
    Cheer 26 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 24th day
    Copper 25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 23rd day
    Edwards 22 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 20th day
    Elliot's 25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 23rd day
    Fireback 23-24 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 21st day
    Golden (Red) 22 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 20th day
    Imperial 25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 23rd day
    Kalij 24-25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 22nd day
    Koklass 26-27 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 24th day
    Lady Amherst 22 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 20th day
    Melanistic 24-25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 22nd day
    Mikado 27 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 25th day
    Reeve's 25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 23rd day
    Ringneck 24-25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 22nd day
    Salvdori's 25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 23rd day
    Silver 25-26 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 23rd day
    Swinehoe 25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 23rd day
    Wattled 24-26 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 22nd day
    White Eared 24-25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 22nd day
    White Mutant 4-25 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 22nd day
    Yellow Golden 22 days 99.5 60-65% 80-85% 20th day

    I don't incubate at the humidity recommended. I incubate at around 35% to 40% during incubation and around 70% at lockdown.
     
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  8. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for the replies. You have been very helpful. I just wanted to make sure so I am doing this right since they are such expensive birds. Also to clear up the confusion I do not have eggs right now. I will in the spring when they lay them. My friend said he would like some more since his birds are starting to get old. He said from whatever hatches he would like half of them and I could keep the other half. So now I have to decide whether or not I am going to keep them or sell them. I hate that decision lol
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I will be hatching more Ringnecks out to when I get the eggs. I love to watch the Pheasants.
     
  10. RideRed93

    RideRed93 Out Of The Brooder

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    Cmom,
    I have a few questions that I hope you could answer for me.. ( or any other member too)

    1. I have a ringneck hen who is currently laying, however, she sporadically lays them all over the pen and not in a nest. The hen and rooster are separated. Idk if you have had pheasants do that, but i don't think it's normal. lol
    2. If she doesn't start making a nest (which i don't think she will) i want to gather the eggs and incubate them. - this is where most of my ??? come from..
    I attempted to hatch them last year with no success so i would like to know an experienced hatchers thought..
    3. I made a Styrofoam incubator with a light and a glass window in the front. I wanted to modify it and add a fan and possibly my own turner so i don't have to keep opening the lid and letting the heat come out.. what do you think on Styrofoam incubators?
    4. how do you keep the temp and humidity consistent without it fluctuating dramatically? - i don't have that high of a light wattage..

    I think that's all of my questions! ha I hope you can answer them!

    Oh, lastly.. if I can't get my pheasant to nest, or my incubator to do its job, what do you think about a broody hen hatching them for me????

    Thanks a bunch!
     

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