Try to keep the eggs varied and non-related (sister, brother, etc.When attempting to begin hatching eggs using the incubation method, it is necessary to first be certain you have attained the highest quality eggs available.Should the humidity be too high or too low, proper formation of the shell and thus the embryo is not possible and will also result in poor hatching.

by Timothy A. Crane

Choosing the best incubator is an imperative step in caring for the eggs, and knowing the basic types will aid you in your choice.When attempting to begin hatching eggs using the incubation method, it is necessary to first be certain you have attained the highest quality eggs available.

A good oxygen flow should be made available, especially in still air incubators without it affecting the temperature.These can vary in size from large to industrial and the proper temperatures for the best hatching conditions vary between the two models.If this temperature is not followed or rises and lowers during the incubation period, chances are the eggs will be ruined and will not hatch.The control of the humidity is important during the incubation process, and is an extremely important factor in the eggs development.In the still air incubator, this is done manually and requires a steady and gentle hand and is necessary four to six times a day.In a forced air incubator, this is done automatically, but still requires monitoring.

Choosing the best incubator is an imperative step in caring for the eggs, and knowing the basic types will aid you in your choice. The two most common types of incubators are still air and forced air. The smaller of the two is the still air incubator and it has no fan for air circulation. An entry base allows for cool fresh air to come in once the natural rise and escape warmed air process is completed. The larger and more popular incubator is the forced air style that includes a fan to circulate the air inside. These can vary in size from large to industrial and the proper temperatures for the best hatching conditions vary between the two models.

The improper temperature is the most common cause of poor hatching.An entry base allows for cool fresh air to come in once the natural rise and escape warmed air process is completed.Choosing the best incubator is an imperative step in caring for the eggs, and knowing the basic types will aid you in your choice.

When using the forced air incubator the recommended temperature is 100 degrees F .Proper amounts of oxygen for the embryo’s growth and development is necessary as well as turning of the eggs.Some tips to consider when gathering the eggs desired for incubating are as follows: avoid eggs that are either extremely large or small, misshappen eggs should not be used, check for thin or cracked shells, as these should be avoided as well.

Gathering your eggs on a regular daily basis is advised, beginning with three times daily unless the outside temperatures rise above 85 degrees.Following this is the turning habits.If this occurs, gathering the eggs should be done at least five times daily.The improper temperature is the most common cause of poor hatching.An entry base allows for cool fresh air to come in once the natural rise and escape warmed air process is completed.The smaller of the two is the still air incubator and it has no fan for air circulation.

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