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Nests, Birds & Incubators Book

Item Number:   USV90
Price: $26.99
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The only book to compare knowledge of natural egg incubation among wild bird species with techniques of artificial incubation.


New Insights into Natural and Artificial Egg Incubation

The only book for aviculturists and bird breeders which compares the current scientific knowledge of natural egg incubation among wild bird species with techniques of artificial incubation.

Dr Charles Deeming is one of very few scientists across the world with the balance of practical experience to be capable of writing such a book.

Essential reading for everyone interested in understanding what really goes on in the egg incubation process. The very latest, radical incubation procedures are also discussed.

Contents Include:

  • Incubation - A critical part of reproduction in birds
  • Structural and functional aspects of bird nests
  • Egg formation, structure and function
  • Fertilization and embryonic development
  • Behavior of adult birds during incubation - creation of the incubation environment
  • Artificial egg incubation - importance and history
  • How artificial incubators are supposed to work
  • Small-scale artificial egg incubation
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • Artificial contact incubation

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Incubation FAQs

Q - Where can I get advice on hatching eggs, I've never tried it before?

A - All you need is in our Incubation Handbook, which is free to download.

Q - How do I prepare my incubator for hatching?

A - Please refer to Pre-season checks for your incubator, a comprehensive guide to preparing your incubator for hatching.

Q - How long can eggs be stored?

A - Most species may be safely stored for up to 10 days before serious reductions in hatch rates are likely but it is always best to set fertile eggs in an incubator within 24-48 hours of obtaining them. Daily turning of stored eggs also helps maintain hatchability. Store eggs in cool, damp conditions.
Refer to our datasheet Storage and handling of eggs prior to incubation