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TOPIC: HATCHING

Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #292


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:unsure: Well i know i strted this and there has been a lot of talk and that is good . I hope some are learning some thing. I am still in a delima, 98% of my golden and blue goldens hatched 0 on my quail an 35% of my red quill hatched 25 out of 38 eggs hatched. I had one of my quail pip but not hatched when i opened it up it looked as if was wet the same with my red quill. I have been running my hatcher at 78% to 80% humidity. and 99.9 deg. temp. I a going to lower my humidity to 70% and leave my temp the same. All that is hatching, golden and blue golden are very strong the quail nd red quill that are hatchng semms to be also. I have broke up my beeding pens on goldn and blue goldens. so from here on out it is all quail and red quill. Oh by he way i put 6 quail eggs under one of my jap hens. will hatch on the 20th we will see if that makes a difference. Still have 120 eggs in the bator. and 90 of them are golden and blue golden the rest well you know quail and red quill
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #295


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If I try to run over 55% humidity my chicks drown in the eggs .
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #296


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I was going by what every one else is running in a GQF and what GQF folks said to do . But i think you are right I need to lower my humidity.
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #298


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Hey Choctaw,
Keep your bator at 50-55% humidity for the first 18 days then increase it to 65-70% the last three days. That should solve your problem.
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #301


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When talking about humidity, keep in mind that relative humidity is in percent and that is what digital thermometers generally read.
The wet bulb thermometers are read as a thermometer in degrees.
According to GQF, incubation should be 84-86 wet bulb and hatching 90-94. Sounds way too high, but in reality, it is about the same as the normal relative humidity we are supposed to be using.
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #310


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If you have a wet bulb Hygrometer, You have a chart that is printed on the cover that tells you what your humitity is in percentage. It done simply by comparing the thermometer to the hygrometer reading and looking up the difference on that chart.
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #313


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Wet bulb is the only way to go.
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #314


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You are right BackinBlack. I use the wet bulb to check every hatch. It's the most reliable.
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #318


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keep the wick clean and everything works great!
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Re: HATCHING 5 years 11 months ago #319


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keep the wick clean and everything works great!
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