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Fluctuating Temperature In Egg Hatching Incubator

| February 18, 2011

I have received an email from Jenny asking for help regarding the temperature fluctuating in her incubator. Hello, My name is Jenny, I have an incubutor.. but I can not get it to hold it’s temperature… it’s up and down like a yo yo.. Can you help? I have now tried it twice and got [...]

Duckling Hatched Early And Yolk Sac Not Absorbed

| April 18, 2010

Had an email on Friday night letting me know that a duckling was hatching early and then this morning I heard that the yolk sac hadn’t been absorbed. Hi Sara, just to update you on our eggs. It is not due to hatch until Wednesday next week but it actually started to break the shell [...]

Should You Wash Eggs Before Incubating?

| April 5, 2010

I am often asked if you should wash eggs before incubating and there is a debate as to whether you should or not. Many poultry/waterfowl/gamebird breeders don’t think you should wash them: * If you wash them you can wash bacteria into the egg as the shells are porous. It is not advisable to wash [...]

Water In Incubator

| March 28, 2010

I have been asked about water in an incubator. “Hi there I was wondering if you put water in the incubator when eggs are incubating ? Thanks write back asap. Ekram” When incubating eggs the eggs need to have a level of humidity in the incubator in order to hatch. One way to attain the [...]

Incubating Blue Scaled Quail Eggs

| February 20, 2010

Blue scale quail eggs have light or dark brown spots on them. Incubating Blue Scaled Quail Eggs Incubation period = 22-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = Humidity: 82 to 84 degrees F wet bulb. If you keep quail and want to ask a question to get some advice or just to [...]

Muscovy Ducklings Struggling To Hatch Out

| February 18, 2010

I have just received an email about muscovy ducklings struggling to hatch out. Hi Sara I have a muscovy duck that hatched out two of her babies, she still had alot of eggs but did not sit on them for a day so i took them away as they were ice cold. Just before i [...]

Incubating Mountain Quail Eggs

| February 6, 2010

The Mountain Quail is one of the largest birds of the quail family. The eggs are a plain light beige colour, without any spots or patches. Incubating Mountain Quail Eggs Incubation period = 24-28 days – I have read that the eggs can hatch over three days. Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F or 37.5ºC. [...]

Incubating Calfornia Valley Quail Eggs

| February 5, 2010

California Valley Quail are also known as Valley Quail and they are the state bird of California. Incubating California Valley Quail Eggs Incubation period = 22-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = 84 to 86 degrees F wet bulb If you keep quail and want to ask a question to get some [...]

Incubating Gambel’s Quail Eggs

| February 2, 2010

Gambel’s Quail are are found in arid areas of the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. The Gambel quail egg is a pale buff to white colour with moderate pink/brown spots. Incubating Gambel’s Quail Eggs Incubation period = 21-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = wet bulb of 83 F If [...]

Incubating Quail Eggs From Different Quail Breeds

| February 1, 2010

I was recently asked about the incubation period and temperature and humidity levels for incubating eggs from different quail breeds. Japanese Coturnix Quail Incubation period = 17 days Temperature = approximately 99.5-99.9º F Humidity = wet bulb humidity of around 84-88º F Bobwhite Quail Incubation period = 21-24 days usually 23-24 days Temperature = approximately [...]