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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Farmer Maz, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Farmer Maz

    Farmer Maz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I am a new member I have been searching all night to try and gain as much info as I possibly can. I have jumped in the deep end. I ordered 6 Muscovy eggs a few weeks back and put them in a self turning incubator.They are @ 35.7 and @ 60% humidity.I candled at 8 days and one egg was not fertile so I have 5 babies. I checked again tonight they are on day 20 and they are moving and doing good. But they are in an upright position in a self turning incubator. Is this right or shall I take that part out and lay them flat and self turn. Iv also been cooling and spraying. Many thanks any help is appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Haven't done ducks yet but plan to this spring. I've been told when they go to lockdown, three days before hatching just like chickens but on day 25 to stop the turning and lay them on their sides just as you would a chicken egg. Hope this is correct so if it isn't I would like to know.
     
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Farmer Maz [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I have no experience with Duck eggs, just chicken eggs hatched under a broody hen.

    However, you might want to try posting on the Incubating & Hatching Eggs Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Or, the Duck Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Best of luck with the hatch!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - good luck with your hatch.

    CT
     
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  6. Farmer Maz

    Farmer Maz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks will have look now[​IMG]
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Good luck with your hatch!
     
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Farmer Maz, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best wishes to you and your ducks and hatching! [​IMG]
     
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  9. Farmer Maz

    Farmer Maz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I'm here in the Isle of man.[​IMG]
     
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you joined us, please make yourself at home here! I think you'll like it! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
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