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Hi. So i was incubating duck eggs got to 25 days and candled them before lockdown and 2 eggs had no veins and no movement.
Need a few questions or advise please.
So what temp to incubated for first days and then lockdown?
Humditity first days then lockdown?
I didnt but read about take eggs out and cooling and spray eggs? Any other help will be great thanks in advance xx
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Hi. So i was incubating duck eggs got to 25 days and candled them before lockdown and 2 eggs had no veins and no movement.
Need a few questions or advise please.
So what temp to incubated for first days and then lockdown?
Humditity first days then lockdown?
I didnt but read about take eggs out and cooling and spray eggs? Any other help will be great thanks in advance xx

Temps depend on what kind of incubator you are using. If you have forced air it's 99.5F If you are using still air, 101-102F taken near the tops of the eggs. For both incubtaion and hatch. (Some hatchers will drop a degree at hatch time.)  Humidity-many people have better luck with a low humidity method running around 30-35% up to lockdown and then 65-75% during hatch. I've seen duck hatchers mist and I've seen them not. From my understanding it's most helpful if the air cells are small and need to be increased because when it evaporates it draws out moisture from the egg.  The best way to know how to adjust humidity is monitoring the air cells to make sure they are growing properly.

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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Thanks you for your help
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