Peacock and Geese what temp. I forgot????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by erijn5, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    I am getting ready to start my hovabator still air incubator, I'm putting geese and peacock eggs in there. I'm thinking it needed to be 102 is that correct? What is humidity for both..any quick answers?? Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    102 is correct
     
  3. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    Thank you!!!
     
  4. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    any time [​IMG]
     
  5. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL

    Do you remember the humidity?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. erijn5

    erijn5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    South Central IL
    [​IMG] anyone
     
  7. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep the humidity for geese low as you would for chickens. 40-45%. Contrary to popular belief goose eggs have very thick shells and thus lose moisture less readily. Peacock eggs will probably fair well at that average humidity just as chicken eggs would.

    Here, this is invaluable (from my experience) advice for hatching geese:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491013/goose-incubation-hatching-guide-completed

    I have hatched this way for years, more or less... I would keep humidity at about 40-45% however, I wouldn't really go lower than 40. Just my opinion. You want the eggs to lose enough weight so that the goslings don't drown, as that can happen in such a large, thick-shelled egg. Peacock eggs from what I understand are incubated very much like chicken eggs. Because geese require low humidity when all is said and done to achieve the moisture loss they require... I think the two will be very compatible in the end. Good luck. [​IMG]
     

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