Am I supposed to be misting?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goat_Walker, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Ok - I had someone mention mistinng their duck eggs while in the bator .


    Ive never been told of this, ive heard that you need to mist silkie duck eggs daily but never any other type of eggs. So am I supposed to be misting my eggs?they are mutt duck eggs.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I wouldn't bother. Too much trouble.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    some do some dont
     
  4. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 10 muscovy eggs shipped in, it took them 8 days to get here...I misted them regularly and was able to hatch 2 of them, although they needed extra help getting out of their eggs.
     
  5. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Misting is optional. Holderread says he gets a slightly higher hatch rate with daily misting--something like 5-10% higher. It's supposed to mimic the mother duck getting back on the nest after a quick dip in the pond. I do it when I think of it. But I'm not religious about it.
     

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