Incubation Periods For Different Species Of Birds’ Eggs


Different species of birds’ eggs require different lengths of incubation time.

Here is a guide to the incubation period for different species of birds’ eggs.

Bobwhite Quail = 23-24 days

Canada Goose = 35 days

Chicken = 21 days

Chukar Partridge = 23-24 days

Cotumix (Japanese) Quail = 17 days

Duck = 28 days

Egyptian Goose = 35 days

Emu = 43-50 days

Goose = 30 days

Grouse = 25 days

Guinea Fowl = 28 days

Indian Runner Duck = 28 and a half days

Mallard = 26 and a half-27 days

Muscovy Duck = 35-37 days

Ostrich = 42-48 days

Partridge = 23-24 days

Peafowl = 28-30 days

Pheasant = 23-28 days

Pigeon = 17 days

Rheas = 35-40 days

Turkey = 28 days

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

Always consult the manufacturer’s guide when using an incubator

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Incubation: A Guide to Hatching and Rearing