Reasons For Eggs Hatching Early

Eggs in an incubator can hatch early sometimes (resulting in chicks possibly hatching with bloody navels, being too small or dry). Possible reasons for this may include; Small eggs. Improper egg storage. Temperature too high in the incubator. Humidity too low in the incubator. Here are some handy tips to help prevent eggs hatching early; Choose incubation eggs … Read more

Preparing The Incubator Before Incubating Eggs

Preparing The Incubator For Use Prepare the incubator 2-3 days before incubation. Before incubating the eggs make sure that the incubator is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Place the incubator in a room with a constant temperature and humidity. The incubator should be placed on a flat surface. Make sure that the incubator is placed away from drafts. … Read more

Choosing And Storing Eggs Before Incubation

Before Incubation It is important for eggs that are not to be incubated straight away to be stored correctly. The Eggs Cracked, poorly shaped, soiled, thin shelled, unusually large or unusually small eggs should not be kept for incubation. Only select clean and undamaged eggs for incubation. Eggs should not be washed. Try not to … Read more

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 = … Read more