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Still air incubators,,,, 99.5 or 100.5??

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So, I have been reading as much as I can on incubation and just today reading in some of the threads here saw that someone mentioned with a still air incubator the temp should be kept at 100.5 instead of 99.5 for duck eggs. Can someone please elaborate on this? I'm having a hard enough time finding the right spot in the house where the temp will stay constant. 

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Wow, I wish I could help, just wanted to say "hi," and I am fascinated that one degree is significant for hatching.  I read some of the hatching questions because some day now that we just got our first drake, this information may be important to me.

 

Have you checked in at the thread Thread Formerly Known as Hatch Day is Today?

"stable families living peaceful lives in prosperity and physical security while free to pursue our own spiritual or religious beliefs. Adequate nutritious food and clean water. …  balanced lives with time for family, friends and community .... All to be ensured, ... on a foundation of regenerating soils and biologically diverse communities on Earth’s land and in her rivers, lakes and oceans."...

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"stable families living peaceful lives in prosperity and physical security while free to pursue our own spiritual or religious beliefs. Adequate nutritious food and clean water. …  balanced lives with time for family, friends and community .... All to be ensured, ... on a foundation of regenerating soils and biologically diverse communities on Earth’s land and in her rivers, lakes and oceans."...

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Yes, the still air incubator should be kept higher.   Also make sure you keep water in the little reservoirs.  The #1 thing is to make sure you turn the eggs 4-5 times a day.  If you are not around to do this purchase the egg turner for the incubator. I have had very good results with these inexpensive incubators (about 80% on both duck and guinea eggs).
 

Ducks: (8 Pekin), Chickens: (4 Buff Orpington, 1 Red Star, 5 Barred Plymouth Rock, 5 Jersey Giants, 4 Cuckoo Maran, 2 Blue Cochin, 2 Silver Laced Cochin, 2 Black Cochin), Guinea: (5 pearl, 11 lavender, 9 pied, 5 white)
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Ducks: (8 Pekin), Chickens: (4 Buff Orpington, 1 Red Star, 5 Barred Plymouth Rock, 5 Jersey Giants, 4 Cuckoo Maran, 2 Blue Cochin, 2 Silver Laced Cochin, 2 Black Cochin), Guinea: (5 pearl, 11 lavender, 9 pied, 5 white)
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Yes, the still air incubator should be kept higher.   Also make sure you keep water in the little reservoirs.  The #1 thing is to make sure you turn the eggs 4-5 times a day.  If you are not around to do this purchase the egg turner for the incubator. I have had very good results with these inexpensive incubators (about 80% on both duck and guinea eggs).
 

Thanks, tomingreeneco!

"stable families living peaceful lives in prosperity and physical security while free to pursue our own spiritual or religious beliefs. Adequate nutritious food and clean water. …  balanced lives with time for family, friends and community .... All to be ensured, ... on a foundation of regenerating soils and biologically diverse communities on Earth’s land and in her rivers, lakes and oceans."...

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"stable families living peaceful lives in prosperity and physical security while free to pursue our own spiritual or religious beliefs. Adequate nutritious food and clean water. …  balanced lives with time for family, friends and community .... All to be ensured, ... on a foundation of regenerating soils and biologically diverse communities on Earth’s land and in her rivers, lakes and oceans."...

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I do appreciate the help,,,, thank you.

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