sara | February 18, 2011
I have received an email from Jenny asking for help regarding the temperature fluctuating in her incubator.
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 nothing [...]
sara | January 16, 2011
Just wanted to let you know that farmingfriends has now added the 12 egg poultry incubator to the farmingfriends shop.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE INCUBATOR AND READ OUR EXPERIENCES
There is a lower basin within the incubator to hold the water to control the humidity and the temperature control is fully automatic and contolled by a [...]
sara | August 31, 2010
Here at farmingfriends we are a fan of Katie Thear’s books on keeping poultry and home incubation.
Katie Thear, who sadly died earlier this year, wrote 22 non fiction books about smallholding and keeping poultry and livestock. Katie wrote from first hand experience and her books are packed with tips and advice for the smallholder and [...]
sara | 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 eggs before [...]
sara | September 29, 2009
Just recently I have had a number of emails asking if water should be added to the incubator during the hatch or if you should incubate guinea fowl, hen and quail eggs with a dry hatch.
hi, just a quick question, do you put water in your incubator all the way through or just at the [...]
sara | July 10, 2009
I filled my hovabator incubator with 42 Japanese quail eggs about 15 days ago. Japanese quail eggs take approximately 17 days to hatch. This morning I took the automatic egg turner out of the incubator and filled up the water trays to increase the humidity.
After lunch I thought I could hear some cheeping coming from [...]
sara | September 29, 2008
It is important for quail eggs that are not incubated straight away, to be stored correctly.
Cracked, poorly shaped, soiled, thin shelled, unusually large or unusually small quail eggs should not be kept for incubation.
Only select clean and undamaged quail eggs for incubation.
Quail eggs should not be washed.
Try not to handle the quail eggs too frequently.
sara | August 5, 2008
It is difficult to candle quail eggs because of the dark markings on the shell.
This is my first time trying to hatch eggs. It seems to be going good but I can not candle the speckled eggs. It is almost hatch time and it seems the eggs weigh more. Can you tell by weight [...]
sara | June 13, 2008
Does anyone know if geese can incubate and hatch rhea eggs successfully as Rick would like to know?
Hello this is Rick from Wisconsin….I have three rheas for about three years… this is first year they are laying eggs good… I have two grey females and one 4 year old Male breeding with them…eggs in incubator [...]
admin | October 20, 2007
The incubation period for chicken eggs is 21 days.
The temperature in the incubator for chicken eggs is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit.
The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for chicken eggs is 85-87 degrees fahrenheit.
Final Day Of Egg Rotation
The final day of egg rotation for chicken eggs is day 19.
Please note that all of this information is only a guide [...]