Do you spray your duck eggs ?

Meplus3

Hatching
May 27, 2020
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Hi everyone, just wondering how many of you spray your duck eggs and what procedure do you follow, do you spray them with warm water and put them back in straight away ? Do you spray then pat dry? Do you leave the lid off for 15 to cool down before putting eggs back in? If so how many times do you spray them a day and until when? I've heard so many different things so haven't got a clue which is correct, TIA 😊
 

Missjlee4377

Songster
Feb 26, 2020
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Southeastern Ontario, Canada
I'm new at this but this is my experience. I sporadically sprayed my eggs once a day when I remembered with room temperature water that was in the spray bottle beside the bator the entire time. I didnt dry them and didnt let them cool for 15 mins ever. I still got a really good hatch rate for my first time, 9/11. I think its trial and error and dependent on your incubator and humidity, or I just got lucky. I even had a tiny duck egg that I was convinced was a chicken egg that was rocking on day 21. I stopped manually turning or spraying a week before hatch day and that little one (definitely a duck and not a chicken) is doing great!
I think they're more resilient than we give them credit for. Good luck with your hatch!!
 

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