6 Rouen duck eggs incubating for the first time!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lickskillet, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

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    Ok, let me start by saying this will be a new learning curve for me! LOL
    But I'll do my darndest![​IMG]

    I had a neighbor call me Sunday asking if I wanted to try incubating some duck eggs, as she donated my first chicken eggs to try out my new bator. I said sure why not! So what do I need to know other than:[​IMG]

    Humidity 70-80% More on last 3 days
    99.5 degrees (like chickens)
    25-30 days to hatch
    day 25 stop turning
    {What is and do I have to mist once a day? With warm water? Everyday from day 1 on?}

    Brooding:
    Ducklings need a deeper water dish
    What about feed? Chick starter OK? Medicated?
    Is there a STICKY anywhere for Duck incubation? I couldn't find one....I looked in the Waterfowl forum.

    BTW These ducklings will go back to donater after brooding, she want's more ducks! LOL

    Thanks to anyone who posts with some answers, I REALLY appreciate it![​IMG]
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:you should not have to mist if you keep the humidity up..

    no medicated chick starter..

    OK on the rest
     
  3. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

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    jvls1942 wrote:
    you should not have to mist if you keep the humidity up..

    no medicated chick starter..

    OK on the rest

    Good to know![​IMG] Thank You!!! [​IMG]
     

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