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incubating Campine eggs

Posted by julie on February 25, 2013 at 10:10 PM

hello fellow Campine lovers,

I have hatched Campines in both an incubator and also using a broody hen, wonderful results with the broody, but only fair results with the incubator.

It has been suggested that I should lower the incubator temperature.

Can anyone tell me what temp. I should set?

yours in hatching,

Julie

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4 Comments

Reply Steve
12:40 AM on September 1, 2014 
Peter Shands says...
Hi Julie
That's a good question for Ross at the FCAQ Breeders' workshop on Sunday. Having said that my incubator runs on 37deg C.I had low fertiliy this year I think due to he heat while my eggs were stored prior to setting.
Peter

Ideally you should aim to incubate eggs 10 days old and younger, as the eggs go over 10 days their fertility drops resulting in a lost rate averaged 3 out of 12 wont hatch storage temp 10-20c best temp 16c . I'm looking for a breeder that sells fertile eggs and who ships them across Australia. would like to buy two dozen Campine fertile eggs
Reply julie
11:31 PM on July 19, 2013 
karen says...
Hi Julie, just make sure you don't get the temp above 100 degrees, I usually work on 98.
And sometimes if the chicks got a little hot their little feet dry out, let them stand in a saucer of water for a while, they re hydrate a lot quicker.

Hi karen, and thank you for your comment,
I had the incubator set at 37.5 C but this season, I am going to lower it to 37 as noted by Peter, and ofcourse, i shall be on the look out for the first hen that goes broody :)
In some of my information on Campines, it states they are swamp birds, other state they are plains birds.
Reply karen
6:22 AM on July 12, 2013 
Hi Julie, just make sure you don't get the temp above 100 degrees, I usually work on 98.
And sometimes if the chicks got a little hot their little feet dry out, let them stand in a saucer of water for a while, they re hydrate a lot quicker.
In some of my information on Campines, it states they are swamp birds, other state they are plains birds.
Reply Peter Shands
4:05 PM on February 26, 2013 
Hi Julie
That's a good question for Ross at the FCAQ Breeders' workshop on Sunday. Having said that my incubator runs on 37deg C.I had low fertiliy this year I think due to he heat while my eggs were stored prior to setting.
Peter