Setting 12 Araucana Eggs this weekend

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goblnfvr, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Goblnfvr

    Goblnfvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going to be setting a dozen Araucana eggs this Saturday.
    Is there anything I should know ahead of time in regards to this breed in regards to incubation?

    I have had great success so far with barnyard mixes and some EE eggs following "normal incubation pratices" [​IMG]
    This will be the first time for pure breds.
     
  2. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Araucana are extremely difficult to hatch especially shipped eggs. Most importantly is to not get your hopes up for a 100% hatch. Actually if you hope for only 1 to hatch then the rest is a bonus.

    I recommend incubating at 25% humidity and then raise the humidity to about 45% for the last 3 days. Some lines hatch early and some hatch late so don't panic either way.

    You will love the araucana. They are a very fabulous breed and quirky in nature.

    Lanae
     

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