Need help hatching pheasant eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mcflint, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. mcflint

    mcflint Hatching

    Aug 9, 2009
    I have tried several batches of Pheasant eggs in my incubator and I only get about 20% hatch rate. 99 degrees 53% humidity. I cleaned incubator with amonia. incubator automatically turn every 3 hours. when I look at eggs that don't hatch they are mostly fully formed and the egg sac if that is what you call it is sucked back. Please help if you can
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Do you raise the humidity for the last few days? I also would only turn them three times a day. That way you are not opening the incubator so much and letting the humidity and heat escape. Good luck!

    Re read I see you have a turner!! Sorry
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    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
  3. mcflint

    mcflint Hatching

    Aug 9, 2009
    yes I raise to about 65 to 70 and the incubator turns automatically. Also I hatched 100 or so guinea eggs and I didn't have problems with them. I have also bought some eggs from a different supplier thinking it might be my eggs but no change thanks
  4. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    I am going to try and hatch ringnecks, I am setting them today.
    My little cheat sheet says 99.5 degrees 60-65% humidity, last 3 days 80-85% humidity.Stop turning 2 days before. So that is what I am trying.
    Good luck

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