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Ideal Pheasant Incubation?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by ammar khan, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. ammar khan

    ammar khan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone , this is my first thread here , I am going to incubate pheasant eggs in this season , i have ring neck , blue , silver , yellow golden pheasant. I purchased a forced air incubator(Manual). I need ideal temperature and humidity measurements for these pheasant , Can i incubate all breed eggs in one incubator? Thanks
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Temp should be 99.5 and humidity is different in each areas some places have for natural humidity then others,but 55% seems to be an average.If you have a Styrofoam incubator you may have trouble holding the temp as styrofoam breaths and the inside temp will fluctuate with the room temp.If you have a fan in the bator you will have better luck.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. ammar khan

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    thnx , yes i have a fan installed in my incubator , what should be the humidity in the lockdown period?
     
  4. Tony K T

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    I don't change mine as when they hatch there is moister from inside the egg which adds to the humidity in the bator.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. ammar khan

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    alright , but is there any value i should check on hygrometer during lockdown period ? ideal value ?
     
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    I don't know what you are using for a hygrometer,but I've found that the wicks dry out way to fast to get an accurate reading.With the R-com you set temp and humidity and the machine does the rest,as long as you keep the reservoir full.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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  7. ammar khan

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    actually its bit different , i am using an incubator which is made of same material as in this picture just external design is bit different ,
    it has 4 bulbs of 100 watts connected with a thermostat manually controlled ,
    tray for eggs manual turning ,
    tray for water,
    fan installed ,
    i am checking temperature and humidity by these two instruments(in pictures),
    but there is slight fluctuation of readings in both , digital and analog meters readings are different ?
    warehouse and market guys who sell these meters say analog reading and digital reading is different from each other to some points , is it true?
    which one should i follow ?
    thnx

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