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 | 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 correct humidity [...]
sara | April 21, 2009
I have had 19 Japanese quail eggs in the incubator. Japanese quail eggs should take about 17 days to hatch out. Click here for incubator information for Japanese Quail.
Monday night was day 17 and when I went to bed I could see that a few of the quail eggs had begun to pip. By Tuesday [...]
sara | September 5, 2008
To increase the humidity levels in an incubator you can:
* add a jar or tray of water
* add a wet towel
I believe that low humidity is caused by high temperatures which dry out the water trays in the incubator and help the humidity in the atmosphere evaporate.
You could also try to increase the humidity levels [...]
sara | July 4, 2008
Chicks and keets can be left in the incubator for up to 24 hours once they have hatched before moving them to a brooder.
Hi 4 of my japanese quails have just hatched this morning how long do i leave them in the incubator for?Shane
Congratulations on the hatch of your quail. They are lovely little [...]
sara | June 30, 2008
Positioning eggs in an incubtor depends on the type of incubator and whether or not you are using an automatic egg turner.
Hi i was just wandering how do i position chicken eggs in an incubator do i lie
them down or can you leave them standing up like the point of the egg pointing
You can [...]
sara | April 28, 2008
I put 38 duck eggs in the incubator on Sunday. I got a dozen khaki campbell duck eggs from ebay. Half a dozen Aylesbury and khaki campbell duck eggs in an exchange for guinea fowl eggs from iaf on the river cottage forum and 24 khaki campbell duck eggs from the rare breed sale in York. [...]
sara | January 18, 2008
“Why exactly do so many more people choose the broody hen over the incubator?”
This comment was left by Megan (thanks Megan) and I thought that it was an interesting question.
More people choose to use a broody hen because the success rate with the hen is usually better than with the incubator.
The broody hen instinctively creates [...]
admin | August 15, 2007
Incubator hygiene is very important for the success rate of the hatching eggs.
I have finished using the incubator this year so it is important that I make sure that the incubator is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before it is stored away.
This is one job I never really enjoy. I try to do it as soon [...]