Agricultural Equipment and Supplies 2020/21

436 Create the ideal conditions ... ... for laying and collecting eggs • Optimum fertilisation time: February to October • Balanced nutrition and ample water • Correct ratio between females and males (e.g. max. 10:1 for chickens) • Shaded and clean environment • Ambient temperature: 16 °C to 24 °C • Ambient humidity: 55 % to 75 % • Collect the eggs at least 4 times daily with washed hands, disinfect them immediately and place them with the tip pointing downwards at 15 – 18 °C before incubation (at least 24 hours, but no more than 5 days) ...for incubation • Set up the egg incubator in a dry, shaded and draught-free room at a constant temperature between 17 °C and 25 °C • As far as possible, incubate eggs of similar size together • Set the egg incubator to the ideal temperature • Turn the eggs at least twice a day or use an automatic motor • Every 2 days, top up with lukewarm water to ensure optimum ambient humidity ... for rearing chicks • After hatching, keep the chicks in a dry and warm environment (29 – 35 °C) for 1 month. Infra-red heaters positioned at a height of around 70 cm are ideal for this Quality, safety and comfort User-friendly display All digital models feature a display for indicating and adjusting the incubation temperature, plus a reminder function for turning the eggs and topping up the water. Motor The optional motors turn the eggs automatically and therefore offer increased convenience and improved incubation success. Further information You can find more detailed information and further tips on egg incubators online at Breed Incubation time Quail 17 days Chicken 21 days Pheasant 25 days Duck 28 days Goose 30 days Chick rearing with brood machines