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Interesting reading re incubation measures
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Thought some of you who hatch eggs might find this interesting!  My link
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#2
Very interesting and informative. I have printed it off so I can read properly later.

Thanks for posting that
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#3
good reading squizzers , thanks.
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#4
Thank you, great reading, really interesting. However, I am now even more nervous of hatching than I was before!
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#5
I am going to stick to broodies, but fascinating stuff. I have always been intrigued if hatching temperatures can influence the sex of the chicks, if you could develop that you would be very rich indeed!
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#6
Well I couldn't read it , but seeing the comments I gather it refers to temp during incubation affecting m/f ratio. I have long suspected that might be the case as it is in reptiles, the questions are:
  • when is the critical time for the temp to be right to get girls
  • and what is the right temp?
does the article shed any light on these?





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#7
No, it doesn't mention that. It's about the hatch temp/rate for different eggs. I just mentioned how interesting (and financially valuable) it would be if there was a link between incubation temp/ sex hatched.
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#8
Do you think different breeds of broodies might have slightly different temperatures then, or have I not understood it correctly.   That would mean that broodies should only brood their own eggs.  And then what happens when the cockerel and hen are different breeds.  blink
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#10
The vast majoriy of breeds will hatch quite well with the same settings but some breeds need a little tweek on the settings to help produce optimum hatch rates. As for broodies nature knows best and is the best incubator you can get.
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[quote name='gamefowlman' date='10 January 2012 - 08:28 PM' timestamp='1326227313' post='248941'] As for broodies nature knows best and is the best incubator you can get.

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I fully agree nature knows best and although man made machines have come along way over the years,they can only hope to do good a job.



Incubators only have the advantage of setting a large number of eggs and a quicker turn around.
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