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Just wondered what humidity works for you guys when your incubating duck eggs? for the first few weeks and then when pipping? smile.png

The Birds; Salmon Faverolles, Cochin xs, black rocks,saxonys,white campbells, bibbed call ducks, 1 khaki campbell, 1 rouen(mix), 1 bali runner, 1 welsh harlequin, bronze turkeys, embden geese, gold dutch bantams, 1 araucana, cream legbar hybrids, pekins, isabella brahmas.

In the incubator: RIR, gold dutch, faverolles, dutch, polish and pekins

 

 

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The Birds; Salmon Faverolles, Cochin xs, black rocks,saxonys,white campbells, bibbed call ducks, 1 khaki campbell, 1 rouen(mix), 1 bali runner, 1 welsh harlequin, bronze turkeys, embden geese, gold dutch bantams, 1 araucana, cream legbar hybrids, pekins, isabella brahmas.

In the incubator: RIR, gold dutch, faverolles, dutch, polish and pekins

 

 

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post #2 of 5

Mine is around 55% for the first 25 days then up to 80% for hatching.  It really can depend alot on the climate and current season where you live as well as what kind of machine you are using. 

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post #3 of 5
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Ok, well ive started mine off at 55%. The temperature here is alright right now, around 10C but its forecasting snow for the next few days so temp is likely to drop quite a lot.

The Birds; Salmon Faverolles, Cochin xs, black rocks,saxonys,white campbells, bibbed call ducks, 1 khaki campbell, 1 rouen(mix), 1 bali runner, 1 welsh harlequin, bronze turkeys, embden geese, gold dutch bantams, 1 araucana, cream legbar hybrids, pekins, isabella brahmas.

In the incubator: RIR, gold dutch, faverolles, dutch, polish and pekins

 

 

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The Birds; Salmon Faverolles, Cochin xs, black rocks,saxonys,white campbells, bibbed call ducks, 1 khaki campbell, 1 rouen(mix), 1 bali runner, 1 welsh harlequin, bronze turkeys, embden geese, gold dutch bantams, 1 araucana, cream legbar hybrids, pekins, isabella brahmas.

In the incubator: RIR, gold dutch, faverolles, dutch, polish and pekins

 

 

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post #4 of 5

Hi Fraoch, I incubate my duck eggs between 50-55%.  I raise my humidity to 70-75% after they internally pip.

My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 36 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 20 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 36 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & African), 20 assorted ducks, and 1 pair of fancy pigeons (Taganrog tumbler)

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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Thank you, I'll try about 75% once they pip then smile.png

The Birds; Salmon Faverolles, Cochin xs, black rocks,saxonys,white campbells, bibbed call ducks, 1 khaki campbell, 1 rouen(mix), 1 bali runner, 1 welsh harlequin, bronze turkeys, embden geese, gold dutch bantams, 1 araucana, cream legbar hybrids, pekins, isabella brahmas.

In the incubator: RIR, gold dutch, faverolles, dutch, polish and pekins

 

 

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The Birds; Salmon Faverolles, Cochin xs, black rocks,saxonys,white campbells, bibbed call ducks, 1 khaki campbell, 1 rouen(mix), 1 bali runner, 1 welsh harlequin, bronze turkeys, embden geese, gold dutch bantams, 1 araucana, cream legbar hybrids, pekins, isabella brahmas.

In the incubator: RIR, gold dutch, faverolles, dutch, polish and pekins

 

 

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