Incubating Ostrich Eggs

Incubation Period

The incubation period for ostrich eggs is 42-48 days.

Incubation Temperature

The temperature in the incubator for ostrich eggs is 96.5-97.5 degrees fahrenheit.

Humidity Levels

The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for ostrich eggs is 70-75 degrees fahrenheit.

Final Day Of Egg Rotation

The final day of egg rotation for ostrich eggs is day 38-40.

Please note that all of this information is only a guide and that this information may differ according to the incubator manufacturer’s guide.

Always consult the manufacturer’s guide when using an incubator and automatic egg turner.

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    Yours Tonia.

    Comment by Tonia Fad – September 11, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

  2. Hi Tonia,
    Thank you for visiting farmingfriends and leaving this comment.
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    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – September 11, 2008 @ 8:46 pm