Can Duck and Goose eggs Have TOO Much humidity??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muscovy94, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can they? Because I am expecting goose and duck eggs in the mail tomorrow and was wondering what my humidity should be. Some people say to like bump it up to 75 percent, but some say to 90 percent? Can someone help me?

    what percentage of humidity do you use?

    ETA: if they have too much humidity, can they drown in the egg like chicken eggs can?
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2009
  2. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone??!!? please!!!
     
  3. Webfoot

    Webfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. 65-75% is about right. When you see 90%, what they really mean to say is 90 DEGREES on a wet bulb thermometer (if you use that method to measure humidity). At 90% humidity, they would likely drown in the shell.

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  4. Webfoot

    Webfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I should have said that 65-75% is about right at hatching time. 55% is what you should aim for during incubation.

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