1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

am I doing this right my duck are starting to hatch temp 100 hum 85%

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pax12, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. pax12

    pax12 Songster 10 Years

    2,879
    24
    241
    Feb 7, 2008
    PA
    am I doing this right my duck are starting to hatch temp 100 and hum 85% to 89% please tell me if i am doing any thing wrong
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    5,927
    52
    293
    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Everything is fine. Ducks do tend to hatch wetter than chicks so the humidity could rise a bit more as the hatch continues. Don't worry about it.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

    5,644
    400
    303
    Jan 14, 2008
    If they're hatching why would you think you might be doing something wrong? Hatching is what you wanted them to do isn't it?
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    That humidity sounds awfully high to me.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    24,434
    64
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Cara, ducks and geese take much higher humidity than chickens. They are waterfowl. My geese needed 85% humidity and I think could have gone a bit higher.
     
  6. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Songster

    290
    1
    129
    Jan 23, 2008
    mine was between 85-87 %, hatch started friday evening and the last one just hatched this morning.... All 26 KC ducks are in brooder and heathy.... [​IMG]

    Good luck on your hatch!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: