136 pages. Color and b&w photos
and charts. Paperback. 1990. Revised & Updated.
This book covers basic incubation, egg monitoring, other considerations, and a detailed
reference section. This book is of interest to breeders of gamebirds, parrots, waterfowl, fowl, and
birds of prey. Foreword by Dr. Arthur Anderson Brown, author of The New Incubation Book.
Excerpt from Practical Incubation
This second edition of Practical Incubation
brings up to date some exciting research at Birdworld. Artificial
incubation of bird eggs can be very confusing for the beginner.
There are many 'old wives' tales' about how this or that should be done
and it seems that if you need some advise on a particular point, every
person you speak to gives a slightly different answer. Over the past few
years during the winter months I have given courses on incubation at
Birdworld. During these courses, I made a note of the main questions
that were asked and collected them together. Often it was the basic
ideas and procedures which produced the main confusion.
Using this information together with my
experience of incubation from the Incubation Research Station at
Birdworld, I sat down and wrote this book. My aim was to provide an
easy to read text on incubation for the beginner. I hope that I have
covered all of the important aspects of artificial incubation using easy
to understand terms. I look forward to some feedback from the
readers of this book. I welcome any correspondence from anyone who wishes
to ask me specific questions or raise particular points. All these
comments will improve my understanding of incubation and will hopefully
contribute to the next edition of Practical Incubation.
Before You Start
Nest site hygiene
Handling an egg
The incubation room
Setting up an incubator
Monitoring Your Eggs