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Are Muscoview tought to hatch in bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kysilkies, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. kysilkies

    kysilkies Songster

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    We're having terrible luck with out Scovie eggs, are they normally 'tough' using a bator?...

    Our female also has a nest outside which she sits on much of the day, but not all of the day...
     

  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Well, they are the longest incubation period of like.... any egg. 35 days is a long time for things to go wrong in an incubator. On top of that, they are duck eggs, which require really super high humidity compared to chickens during incubation (like 70-80%), and more specific alteration when hatching (a much lower temp than chickens and a superfreakinghigh humidity, like 90%.... If I filled my incubator top to bottom with water, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't go over 80%, because it's stubborn like that). A lot of people also recommend cooling the eggs for 15 minutes a day for muscovies, plus spritzing them with water (some people will say as many as 3 times a day). So "tough".... well, kinda yes.
     
  3. kysilkies

    kysilkies Songster

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    I think we're going to take easy route and utilize our broody chickens...
     
  4. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

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    I use broodys for muscovy eggs.....never could hatch one in a bator.
     

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