Duck Egg Humidity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lolliegee, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Lolliegee

    Lolliegee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting ready to start my eggs in a few days and I've read some conflicting numbers as far as humidity for duck eggs goes. I've seen anywhere from 55% to 85%...Anyone know which is right? I've got a homemade 'bator, so I can't refer to a manual.

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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I keep my ducks and geese at 65% humidity until day 25. Then I boost it to 85% through hatch.
     
  3. Shanay235

    Shanay235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read and done (been raising ducks for 7 years) it's 50-55% up until 3 days before the expected hatch. The three days before and during the hatch need to be around 75%.
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  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I did mine between 65% and 70% till day 25, then uped it to 80% for the hatch, because I couldn't get it any higher.
     
  5. Lolliegee

    Lolliegee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks for all the responses. Obviously though, I'm still getting mixed answers, so my question now is this...What would too high humidity do? Thanks![​IMG]
     

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