How long to INcubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyAustin616, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. MyAustin616

    MyAustin616 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, so im new to the whole incubation process, i have been reading online how long to incubate... but have seen several diff. times.. so please tell me if im correct!!

    Chicken eggs-21 days, stop turning on the 18th day

    Now I am also hatching guinea, peacock, m. mutant pheasant & button quail eggs... I am good on the BQ eggs, but the others im not so sure... Help please!!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Guineas - 28 days - but many of us have had them hatch early around day 25 - 26.

    Peacocks - 28 days.

    button quail - 16 days.

    I would recommend you go to the library and check out a book on hatching - or search google and find the best recommended fowl book on hatching.

    Read read read. Learn learn learn. Then try your first hatch.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Ok I feel dumb by not thinking of the library for chicken books rather then buying them all! [​IMG] Thanks Miss Prissy!
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] I know our small town library has quite a few! [​IMG]
     

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