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How do you incubate your eggs?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by 9farmgirl9, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to know how you get your good hatch rate. I have tryed so many methods and all failed.
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I stick them in the incubator and forget about them until day 25 when I move them to my hatcher. I hatch almost every egg I put in, around 15-50 per week from April until now. My last batch of the year is next week. 99.5 degs and 48% humidity and my hatcher runs 98.5 at 68% humidity. I find guineas to be the eaisest of all my birds.
     
  3. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you put them in the incubator and in the hatcher? Like on their side or pointy end down?
     
  4. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    I run 35% humidity for incubation and 70% at hatch. 99.5 degrees forced air the whole time. I hatch almost everything I put in. I put them in the turner pointy end down.

    What incubator are you using?
     
  5. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is model 1500, 110volt, 250 watt, 3 amp, G. Q. F. Manufacturing Co., Savannah, GA. It deosn't have a window but has a fan and also still air if one runs out. 3 trays turns atomatic you can turn that off though. Also a themoter on the outside, which reads 99.5 and i have thermoters inside also that say 99.5. And idk if its me or the incubator.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  6. chickenology

    chickenology Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure you have a male?[​IMG]
     
  7. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What? [​IMG]
     
  8. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure your eggs are fertile. I believe that is why they were asking if you were sure you had a male.
     
  9. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had my first hatch. I tried to keep the humidity at 60% for the first 24 days then I raised is to 80% for the last few days. I got 8 chicks out of 12 eggs
     
  10. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh yes i have 12 males 9 females and all my eggs were fertile, i craked all 63 open all had babies.
     

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