Trying to Kill Eggs Incubation Experiment.

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Trying to kill eggs experiment...

    Step 1. Remove 8 eggs from broody after 1 week incubation.
    Step 2. Place eggs on kitchen counter.
    Step 3. Leave eggs alone for one week on kitchen.
    Step 4. Place eggs in killerbator (Janoel 48).
    Step 5. Open killer bator several times every day.
    Step 6. Forget to turn eggs.
    Step 7. Don't add water and see where humidity ends up, which is usually 10%
    Step 8. Wait until eggs pip externally, then raise humidity to 50%
    Step 9. Keep opening killerbator 5-10 times a day.


    Experiment failed, lol, all 8 chicks hatched and flourished!

    All joking aside, I wish I had this sort of luck with peafowl.
     
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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    :eek:
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    My mutt chicken eggs are very hard to kill.
     
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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Apparently...lol
     
  5. AllynTal

    AllynTal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatching is the first hurdle. There are health problems that can be caused by 'improper' incubation -- humidty too high or too low during certains stages of development, temps being off during certain stages, etc. It will be interesting to see what short- and long-term health problems the chicks might have. Opening the incubator several times a day didn't bother me nor did forgeting to turn the eggs, but letting the eggs sit on a counter for a week after incubation started made me gasp.
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    This experiment was done last summer, and all are doing fine so far. These are very hardy game crosses.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    And just to be clear, I wasn't really trying to kill them, I just put them on the counter and forgot about them. :D
     
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  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Got the second batch in the hatcher now, and it looks like I'm gonna get 100% hatch rate on these. Now I just need to figure out how to get 100% on peafowl and Muscovies.
     
  9. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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    Might try cooling them, seems like there's an awful lot of success going on if you let them get cold. :confused: Your chicks hatched, my ducklings hatched after dropping to 52F the night before lockdown, Ralphie left his on top of the hatcher at 70 degrees for 20 hours and all his hatched. Seems like it might be worth a shot. :idunno :p
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Where do you get your peahen eggs from? I have a girl in my town that is looking for peahens/peacocks. I told her if we could find eggs that I would try to at hatch them for her.
     

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