Day 9

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by davekrista, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 9 incubating pekin duck eggs. Do I need to mist the eggs? When should I start? And what is the reasoning for that?
     
  2. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure if my post got overlooked but i really need to know so i can hatch these ducklins correctly...[​IMG]
     
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Read Storey's Guide to raising Ducks....try the "look inside" on Amazon.
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Misting eggs is to slow down the moisture loss during incubation. It is not always necessary- but gauging form the size of the air cell ( or even weighing the egg to see what % of weight they have lost. )you can tell if the eggs have lost too much or not enough moisture. Duck eggs are more porous than chicken eggs- so some say there is no point to misting - but I do give eggs a mist when the air cell is looking larger than expected.
     
  5. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should start misting on day 10 from what I read as misting changes the egg white consistency so that when they hatch they don't end up being covered in thick gooey stuff. I have tried both and I would definitely mist once a day with luke warm water when you turn your eggs if you are hand turning.
     

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