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Soooo I have 4 Indian runner girls & a Pekin girl, my drakes are a Cuyuga & a mutt? :) 

I have purchased a Farm Innovators Pro Series Circulated Air Incubator that I am hoping to hatch ducklings!!  I just set the incubator up today to do a test run & make sure it holds temp ect.  

I guess my question is has anyone on here used this brand/type of incubator & what did you keep your humidity levels at?  For how long ect.   Also the instructions say you may want to get another thermometer to make sure the ones w/ this are correct?  I am wondering since there is a thermometer INSIDE the incubator do I leave that in there?  So when I open the lid to check temp it will be ok??  Sorry if this sounds confusing, this is why I am doing a dry test run!!  I do have a digital thermometer i put inside for a bit to check the temp, it seemed to read higher than the ones on the incubator

 

 

 

Totally new to this hatching thing, if it works I may do chickens eggs also, I would just like a few more ducks to add to my others!!

 

Any suggestions for a newbie would be great 

 

Thanks

New Mom to 3 Buff Orphington's & 3 Barred Rocks LOVE THEM also mom to 3 dogs & 3 cats!!  And we have added to the funny farm  2 more hens, 1 Silver Laced Wyondetta, & I think a Aurucana?  also 1 more dog, a long haired Chihuahua named Poppy who we rescued a couple weeks ago he is a sweetie :)   And we have a pond w/ 4 fish!
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New Mom to 3 Buff Orphington's & 3 Barred Rocks LOVE THEM also mom to 3 dogs & 3 cats!!  And we have added to the funny farm  2 more hens, 1 Silver Laced Wyondetta, & I think a Aurucana?  also 1 more dog, a long haired Chihuahua named Poppy who we rescued a couple weeks ago he is a sweetie :)   And we have a pond w/ 4 fish!
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I am very happy to see you asking these questions and doing a test run!  I am not a hatcher, but I have read numerous stories and even experienced hatchers can have problems with their equipment - sometimes due to weather patterns, or electricity outages or freak accidents.

 

There is a hatching forum, mostly chickens, but there could be some equipment-based information there for you.  There are a couple of stickies (links in blue letters at the top of the Duck Forum index) about hatching waterfowl.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Thank you Amiga, I will check into the other forums 😉
New Mom to 3 Buff Orphington's & 3 Barred Rocks LOVE THEM also mom to 3 dogs & 3 cats!!  And we have added to the funny farm  2 more hens, 1 Silver Laced Wyondetta, & I think a Aurucana?  also 1 more dog, a long haired Chihuahua named Poppy who we rescued a couple weeks ago he is a sweetie :)   And we have a pond w/ 4 fish!
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New Mom to 3 Buff Orphington's & 3 Barred Rocks LOVE THEM also mom to 3 dogs & 3 cats!!  And we have added to the funny farm  2 more hens, 1 Silver Laced Wyondetta, & I think a Aurucana?  also 1 more dog, a long haired Chihuahua named Poppy who we rescued a couple weeks ago he is a sweetie :)   And we have a pond w/ 4 fish!
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