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Incubating Eggs - Is there an Ideal Temperature for Hens?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Walkerspoint, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Walkerspoint

    Walkerspoint New Egg

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    Can't remember where I saw an article on heat of eggs whilst incubating making a difference between getting roos or not and wondered if anyone knows anything about artificially incubating eggs and the difference temperature makes please?
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    99.8 is ideal temp.

    in chicken eggs temp cannot be changed to alter the sex of the chick.

    in reptiles you can change it by lowering or raising temp.
     
  3. Walkerspoint

    Walkerspoint New Egg

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    Thank you Feedman77; now I remember you were right reptiles, not birds! Yes we work in Centigrade which converts 99.8 Fahrenheit to 36.66 Centigrade which is what I have used to 100% success rate; thank you for confirming!
     

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