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Hello I'm a first time duck egg hatcher. I have hatched out several chicks but this is my first time hatching duck eggs. I increased my humidity and plan on spritzing them once a day after they have been in the bator for 4 days, but my question is temperature. I have a hova bator that is automatically set at 100 degrees. There is a way to adjust the temp but I don't want to mess it up by trying. Has anyone hatched duck eggs at 100 instead of 99.5? Did you take it down to 98.5 the last 4 days? I'm hoping that I won't have to adjust the temps but since they went in today, if I need to do it I had better do it now. Thanks for the information.

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100 deg. Is ok with a still air bator. My incubator is a forced air so I  incubate my duck eggs at 99.5 and have no problems.

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I hatch mine side by side with my chicken eggs with no problems.... I don't spray mine though and hold them at the same humidity as my chicken eggs - no higher than 50% with mine.

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I have hatched mine same as chicken eggs in fact last hatch the ducks and chicks hatched at the same time the ducks were a little early and the chicks a little late. DH is so proud cause he did the hatching this time and did very well we got 5 chicks out of 7 eggs and all 4 ducks.

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Originally Posted by sheila3935 

I have hatched mine same as chicken eggs in fact last hatch the ducks and chicks hatched at the same time the ducks were a little early and the chicks a little late. DH is so proud cause he did the hatching this time and did very well we got 5 chicks out of 7 eggs and all 4 ducks.


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Tricia and Jason

Specializing in Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons, Cochin Bantams and Phoenix

Family: Co-leader of the Alachua 4H Poultry Club, County Poultry Liaison, Alachua County Fair Board member, Vice-President Alachua County 4H Club, Par-pro FFA, FFA Show Team, 4H Alachua County Junior and Senior Poultry Judging Team.  

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Family: Co-leader of the Alachua 4H Poultry Club, County Poultry Liaison, Alachua County Fair Board member, Vice-President Alachua County 4H Club, Par-pro FFA, FFA Show Team, 4H Alachua County Junior and Senior Poultry Judging Team.  

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Originally Posted by WVman 

100 deg. Is ok with a still air bator. My incubator is a forced air so I  incubate my duck eggs at 99.5 and have no problems.


ok mine is a hova bator with egg turner and fan. If i have a fan is that forced air? should I turn my fan off? thanks for all the responses.

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by the way they are white runner duck eggs with 3 call duck eggs. I am so excited.

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Originally Posted by wanttobefarmer 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WVman 

100 deg. Is ok with a still air bator. My incubator is a forced air so I  incubate my duck eggs at 99.5 and have no problems.


ok mine is a hova bator with egg turner and fan. If i have a fan is that forced air? should I turn my fan off? thanks for all the responses.


If you can't get it down to 99.5 I would turn off the fan

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