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incubation lockdown help please?

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I have khaki campbells in my incubator, its nearly lockdown time, just want to know what the humidity should be. Also should I intervene with the eggs at any point, how many days after there due date do they normally take if late? any other info would be great thanks

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Is there a duck thread? I tried ducks a few years ago and only hatched one of 42 eggs (I think it was  humidity issue). Good luck!

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I have khaki campbells in my incubator, its nearly lockdown time, just want to know what the humidity should be. Also should I intervene with the eggs at any point, how many days after there due date do they normally take if late? any other info would be great thanks

Most duck hatchers I know hatch ducks at the same temps and humidity as chicks. Most duck breeds are 28 days incubation. 24-48 hours past hatch date is perfectly normal to candle and assess for life on non hatchers.  Humidity if you are hands off can be ran at 65%. 70-75% is better for hands on people.

Ducks do often take longer between progression than chicks often waiting 24-48 hours from one step to the next. Some people will assist, but timing is key and making sure that all the veining has retracted is VERY important to a successful assist.

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Is there a duck thread? I tried ducks a few years ago and only hatched one of 42 eggs (I think it was  humidity issue). Good luck!

Yes, there is a duck forum: http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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