Humidity when incubating pheasant eggs

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by ADuckOnQuack, May 24, 2016.

  1. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you find is the best humidity to have throughout incubating ring necked pheasant eggs. I know people increase it nearer the hatching date, but what humidity percentage do you find works best? Thanks in advance
     
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on location, type of incubator, still air/forced air, etc...around 50% during incubation but that will vary by your location and ambient humidity in the air. I incubate mine at 45% - 50% during incubation, temp 99.5 I have a DIY Sportsman knock-off. I run a humidifier and controler at whatever i want the humidity to be in the incubator. Don't have to add water to a pan or use sponges...no guess work. Usually have the humidity at 65% in the hatcher....sometimes it's been as low as 39% during lockdown with no noticable adverse affects, no shrink wrapping or struggle to break free but that's my experince, wouldn't recommend running it that low.HTH
     
  3. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Live in England and I have a forced air incubator. Thanks for your help
     

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