HELP! I'm new to this!!!

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by silkielover88, May 5, 2016.

  1. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just got a dozen ring neck pheasant hatching eggs. We have a still air incubator. I have found enough info to see it has to be at 99.5 but is there anything else I need to know for a successful hatch?
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    They need to be turned 3 times per day,8 times is better but you can't sit beside them all day,or can you? An auto turner is best as you don't have to open it and lose your humidity.I strongly suggest a fan as it will keep your temp within 1/2 degree.If your room temp changes frequently it can effect the temp inside your bator.A fan will hold it where it needs to be.At the beginning you need to put water in the small trough and 3 days prior to hatch fill the bigger water trough and pull the 2 red plugs from the top.
    Brooder needs to be 95 degrees the 1st week and drop 5 degrees each week until they feather and they should be okay to take off from any heat.Keep their water supply in the brooder away from the heat as it will heat their water and could get too hot for them to drink.They need a gamebird crumble,not a chicken crumble or mash.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay awesome! We do have them in a automatic turner. We have a fan in the old incubator. We can put it in this one if need be. We have the plug out of the top bc we don't have the fan in....it's been staying at a steady 99.5.
    Just another thread I read said to start temp at 85 and go up threw the hatching weeks? Weird, but since I've never had to do that I just keep it pretty much how I would when we hatch our turkeys
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    14.5 degrees is a huge difference to a newly hatched chick.It would probably throw them into shock.1st week 95 and drop 5 each week has been the rule for ever.
    In N.H.,Tony
     
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