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Old 31-03-2015, 05:41 PM
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Hello folks, I have a doubt regarding artificial incubation.

You belive it would make a difference letting the falcon start incubating the first 10-12 days, or starting the artificial incubation from day 1 ?

I have tried both methods and have the same results, but I heard from a lot of peoples it┤s far better to let the female start the incubation and get the eggs with around 10 - 12 days...

Is this true ? Why exactly ?
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Old 31-03-2015, 07:58 PM
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Have you done accipiters from
Scratch? From what I have read it's accipiters that struggle from
Scratch. No experience by the way just from
What I have read.
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Old 31-03-2015, 10:00 PM
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Default Re: Incubating eggs from day 1 ...

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Hello folks, I have a doubt regarding artificial incubation.

You belive it would make a difference letting the falcon start incubating the first 10-12 days, or starting the artificial incubation from day 1 ?

I have tried both methods and have the same results, but I heard from a lot of peoples it┤s far better to let the female start the incubation and get the eggs with around 10 - 12 days...

Is this true ? Why exactly ?
From what I have read contact incubators have a greater success rate than non contact incubators so its probable that the contact may stimulate the eggs and also with eggs being porous they are unlikely to take in too much moisture from humidity at an early stage in development by being covered. Merely a suggestion, not based on any facts.
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