Incubation and condition charts for common birds

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Guitartists, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Total incubation time to hatch, time for transfer to hatcher, and dry and wet bulb temperatures for common birds.


    Common Name Incubation Conditions Hatcher Conditions
    Period Dry Bulb Wet Bulb Transfer Dry Bulb Wet Bulb
    (days) (° F) (° F) at day (° F) (° F)

    Canary 13-14 100.5 86-88 11 99 90-94
    Chicken 21 99.5 86 18 98.5 90-94
    Cockatiel 18-20 99.5 86-88 15-18 99 90-94
    Cockatoo (various) 22-30 99.5 86-88 20-27 99 90-94
    Conure (Sun) 28 99.5 86-88 25 99 90-94
    Conure (various) 21-30 99.5 86-88 18-27 99 90-94
    Dove 14 99.5 86 12 98.5 90-94
    Duck (common) 28 99.5 86-88 25 98.5 90-94
    Muscovy Duck 35-37 99.5 86-88 31-33 98.5 90-94
    Finch (Zebra) 14 99.5 86-88 12 99 90-94
    Domestic Goose 30 99.5 88 27 98.5 90-94
    Geese (various) 22-30 99.5 88 20-27 98.5 90-94
    Grouse 24-25 99.5 84-86 22 99 90-94
    Guinea 28 99.5 84-86 25 98.5 90-94
    Lovebird (various) 22-25 99.5 86-88 20-22 99 90-94
    Macaw (various) 26-28 99.5 86-88 23-25 99 90-94
    Mynah 14 100.5 86-88 12 99 90-94
    Parakeet (various) 18-26 99.5 86-88 15-23 99 90-94
    Budgerigar 18 99.5 86-88 15 99 90-94
    Parrot (various) 18-28 99.5 86-88 15-25 99 90-94
    Parrot (African Grey) 28 99.5 86-88 25 99 90-94
    Chukar Partridge 23-24 99.5 88 20 99 90-94
    Peafowl 28-29 99.5 86-88 25-26 98.5 90-94
    Ptarmigan 21-23 99.5 86-88 18-20 99 90-94
    Raven 20-21 99.5 86-88 17-18 99 90-94
    Ring-neck Pheasant 24-25 99.5 86-88 21 99 92-95
    Pheasant (various) 22-28 99.5 86-88 20-25 99 92-95
    Pigeon 17-19 100.5 88 14 99 92-95
    Bobwhite Quail 23 99.5 84-86 21 99 90-94
    Japanese Quail 17-18 99.5 86-88 15 99 90-94
    Swan (various) 33-37 99.5 86-88 30-33 99 90-94
    Turkey 28 99.5 84-86 25 98.5 90-94
    Emu 49-50 97.5 70-75 47 97.5 90
    Ostrich 42 97.5 70-75 39 97.5 90
    Rhea 36-42 97.5 80 97.5 90

    This period is the entire incubation time until hatch that includes 3 days in the hatcher. Ventilation should be increased half
    way through the incubation period.

    Relative humidity is the water vapor in
    the air expressed as a percentage of the
    greatest amount of water vapor possible at
    that temperature. The amounts of water
    vapor that air can contain are different at
    different temperatures. To measure relative
    humidity, expensive equipment or a complicated
    procedure is required. However, the
    wet bulb temperature is easily measured and
    is the method usually used to measure
    humidity in an incubator. Relative humidity
    is expressed as a percentage while wet bulb
    temperature is expressed as degrees.
    A wet bulb thermometer can be purchased
    or made from a common dry thermometer.
    Knowing how to make a wet bulb thermometer
    helps to understand how it works. A
    thermometer, a shoelace (approximately a 6-
    inch long piece) and a short piece of dental
    floss are needed. First, stick the bulb end of
    the thermometer about 1 inch into the hollow
    of the shoelace. Next, tie a piece of dental
    floss around both the shoelace and thermometer
    directly above the bulb. This is to keep
    the shoelace from sliding off. Place the
    opposite end of the shoelace directly in a pan
    of water. If the water is the same temperature
    as the air temperature, the reading on the
    thermometer is the wet bulb temperature.
    The temperature reading of the wet bulb will
    be less than a dry thermometer because
    evaporation of water cools the thermometer.

    Here is a conversion table..... http://www.poultryconnection.com/quackers/chart.html
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2008
  2. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks this really helps i am printing out one now
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just a side note, for those who are not familiar with it, "wet-bulb" is not the actual number you would see on a digital hygrometer. If you go by that, you'd drown your chicks. Just in case someone doesn't know...
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    What is wet bulb?
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I edited the original post to include some info on wet bulb.
     
  6. KSANDERS1

    KSANDERS1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the incubation information, Guitartist. [​IMG]
    Peeps are a gateway drug. Now, I want a bator. [​IMG]
     

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