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Help with hatching duck egg

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This is my first time hatching duck eggs. I do not have an incubator and I'm using a plastic container with a heat bulb from my babies chickens. I know it needs to be between 99 and 101 in temp, I have a bowl of water in the container with the eggs....
I am only doing 6 eggs right now until I know if this will work.
Do I need to keep it closed with the light heating the lid to keep it warmer and the humidity higher for them?
I know I have to turn them and mist them...how often for each?
How long does it take for them to hatch?
When can I candle them and see if they are fertile?

Thanks for any help!




This is what it looks like.....what if anything do I need to change?
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Hi, I think you are going to need to be able to enclose them at a certain point.  I am not a hatcher, but I do look over some of the hatching threads.

 

Have you seen the sticky on hatching waterfowl eggs?  this one applies to goose and duck, if I understand correctly.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491013/goose-incubation-hatching-guide-completed

 

Then there is a Hatching forum - that is mostly chickens but some folks hatch both.

 

And sometimes I send people over to the Call Ducks Finally Hatched thread here on the Duck Forum, because there are hatchers there.

 

I don't know who has used DIY systems, but probably at least a few have.

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

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