Humidity Levels For Egg Incubation

Different species of birds’ eggs require different humidity levels when being incubated.

Guinea Fowl Eggs In Incubator

Guinea Fowl Eggs In Incubator

Here is a guide to the humidity levels (wet bulb thermometer) for different species of birds’ eggs.

Bobwhite Quail = 84-86 degrees fahrenheit.

Canada Goose = 86-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Chicken = 85-87 degrees fahrenheit.

Chukar Partridge = 80-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Cotumix (Japanese) Quail = 84-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Duck = 84-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Egyptian Goose = 86-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Emu = 70-75 degrees fahrenheit.

Goose = 86-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Grouse = 82-86 degrees fahrenheit.

Guinea Fowl = 83-86 degrees fahrenheit.

Indian Runner Duck = 84-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Mallard =  84-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Muscovy Duck = 84-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Ostrich = 70-75 degrees fahrenheit.

Partridge = 80-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Peafowl = 83-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Pheasant = 82-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Pigeon = 84-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Rheas = 80-87 degrees fahrenheit.

Swan = 86-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Turkey = 83-86 degrees fahrenheit.

Please note that these humidity levels are approximate and may differ according to the incubator manufacturer’s guide.

Always consult the manufacturer’s guide when using an incubator.

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