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How To Begin Hatching Pheasant Eggs

How To Begin Hatching Pheasant Eggs

An expert in poultry breeding and management explains how to set up a mechanical incubator for the hatching of pheasant eggs. He tells what sort of environment the machine should be kept in, what temperature to set it to, etc.

If you're going to use an incubator for hatching your pheasants, an incubator like this is probably quite ideal. Make sure the eggs are well cleaned, that the incubator is cleaned and disinfected before you start incubation. You can get lots of debris left over from your previous hatch, which could cause infections to set up in the eggs themselves, so give the incubator a thorough clean before you start the process.

Put the eggs in there. They'll be turned automatically at least every hour. Water trays are for humidity.

With this one, the humidity is just right if I use those two trays. It'll run it about 55%. When hatching, I fill up the third tray.

This increases the humidity, which makes it easier for the eggs to hatch, when they're moved down from here into the hatching trays. This you do three days before they hatch. The temperature for pheasants is 37.

5. I think for chickens, it probably runs a bit lower, probably 37.2 or .

1, something like that. But this is a very adequate way of, and a very good incubator for, hatching pheasants. Always set your incubator up in a room where the temperature is going to be constant, where there are no drafts, where there are no large fluctuations in temperature, because although they are electronically controlled, if you put them in a room where the temperature varies continuously, the incubator will struggle, and it will not be such a constant temperature.

So somewhere cool, air-tight, perfect for setting up your incubator. Don't set them up on the ground. Set them up raised a bit.

If they're on the ground, unless you're talking about a really large incubator which is based on the ground, but if they're on the ground, then sometimes the humidity can be too much being closer to the ground. But this is a good example of an incubator that you should use for hatching pheasant eggs. .