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Incubating at 102* = Mostly Female Hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pam's Little Farm, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Pam's Little Farm

    Pam's Little Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I read this and was wondering if it's true. Once I get an incubator, I hope to do this! Has it worked for anyone?


    Thank you,

    Pam
     
  2. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    um....just me but I think the die is cast once the egg is fertilized.....just sayin'
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't work on chickens, and that high of a temp would kill most of your eggs. Temp needs to be around 99-100.5. Lower for a fan, higher for still air.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:Correct, unless you are hatching reptiles, temps do not determine sex. Sorry
     
  5. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor roos love the roos and the 4am crowing
     

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