tips and secrets of the GQF 1502 sportsman...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ajcress, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Momhunter

    Momhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will do the peafowl the same as the turkey eggs:
    Incubator at 99.5 humidity in low 20s- no water
    Hatcher at day 25 temp at 98.5 and humidity 60s-70. Water in pan with one sponge.
     
  2. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is doing it with no water referred to as dry incubation? If you're open to only about 20% humidity, I shouldn't worry about mine being around 40% but think I'll try to get it to at least 50%. Please post how your peafowl eggs hatch goes.

    Thought I saw pictures of those sponges. Need to look through my email and find them. Thanks again.
     
  3. bdfive

    bdfive Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put 25 peafowl eggs in the incubator. I expect many of them to not be fertile due to females are being stand-off-ish with the males. Don't think they are breeding good yet. Eggs won't be wasted if not fertile. Friend blows them out, cuts them in two, puts hinges so they open up and decorates the inside and outside of them.

    Seriously thinking about getting a hatcher Momhunter. (-:
     
  4. Momhunter

    Momhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am jealous. My peacock has tried to breed one of my hens but she said it wasn't time yet! Haha. Mine didn't start laying until end of May last year, hope they start earlier this year.
    I have 3 new peahens, 2 of which are only two years old, the other is 3.
    Between my chicken, quail, turkey and peafowl I won't have any problems keeping my incubator and hatcher full.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  7. debbiegt

    debbiegt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine has a wafer.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  9. debbiegt

    debbiegt Chillin' With My Peeps

    how do you go about converting them? My instructions say I have an electronic one with a wafer backup? Wish I had a good instruction manual also.
     
  10. cmom

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