incubating blue back pheasants plz help i want evryones ansers

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by jeffreygaskins, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. jeffreygaskins

    jeffreygaskins Out Of The Brooder

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    I was winding the way u hatch or blueback pheasants it should be the same as ring necks I have a still air also a forced air inucbater so wondering temp also humidity days to hatch also any tips u mite have also anything u think mite help me thank u
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Your best bet is to have a fan in there as it will hold your temp within 1/2 degree.If the room temp changes,the temp in the bator will change also,the fan will hold your temp.
    Blue backs are a ring neck so the same 99.5,humidity is different everywhere 50% works for me. Hatch time 25-26 days.
    Do you have an auto turner?If not you will need to turn eggs 3 times daily.I would also suggest an auto turner as opening your bator 3 times daily will effect humidity.
    You say a still air so I take it you are using a hovabator?I never had any luck with the Styrofoam bators in hatching pheasants.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. jeffreygaskins

    jeffreygaskins Out Of The Brooder

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    See I was given a still air incubater that was broken and I thought about putting in mini fringe and making a iuncubater and putting a small fan I have hatched rally well with turkey eggs and chicken and duck egggs in my other homemade iuncubater so I will prob just use it yes I have auto turners when do I need to stop turning ?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    I turn mine all the way thru.I have 2 R-rom incubators.Thought it would be big enough,but then I loaded up my pens and now I may need another.A friend of mine has offered to hatch them for me which I may do instead of spending money I don't have.As you can see under my post I have 17 breeds and multiple pairs or trios of most.Woops I have to add the new breeds to my list.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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  5. jeffreygaskins

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    Just got 90 eggs going to set them tonight thanks for the help just want to make sure about something would u turn them to day 24 then stop?
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    If you just got them,you need to let them stand for 24 hours before incubation.I turn mine all the wat thru to the end.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fully agree with Tony. Different methods work best for different folks but I have never used to "Lock-Down" system. I use the same temp and humidity all the way through and turn 3 or 4 times daily. In 16 years of raising game birds its worked well for me. Good Luck Amigo
     

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