Do I mist duck eggs for better hatch??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by willow, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. willow

    willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some trouble last year with hatching duck eggs, but, they WERE muscoveys. [​IMG] I've been cooling and misting my goose eggs so should I mist and cool the duck eggs too? [​IMG]

    Thanks to ALL the Eggsperts here [​IMG]
     
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I mist and have great hatches over 90% all the time. I don't cool so I dont know about that.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Mist and cool duck eggs. For my call ducks I start misting and cooling for 10 min a day on day 10.
     
  4. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Quote:I keep reading that everyone has trouble with 'scovies. I have 20 in my bator right now they are day 8. When do troubles usually arise and what troubles did you experience? This is my first time incubating. I was wondering this same question so thanks for posting this thread.
     
  5. willow

    willow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Sundown! [​IMG] I figured I'd try something different this year. [​IMG] Last year I hatched 2 out of 20 some muscovey eggs. Talk about bummed. [​IMG] They got all the way to almost hatching and died. They seemed to be very "wet" when I cracked them. I did hand turn and just had them laying in the 'bator. This year, I put them in the egg cartons and am turning the 'bator. Now I'll start cooling and misting. [​IMG]

    Wish me luck!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know this is a old thread. but i was wondering how did this hatch go?
     

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