DUCK EGG INCUBATION

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ancona Ducks, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Ancona Ducks

    Ancona Ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been raising ducks for 5 years with an incubator and each year out of seven eggs I get one duckling is there anything I can do to increase my odds. I keep the temp at 100 degrees and humidity at 60 to 70. Then I take the eggs off the turner at the third to last day and raise the humidity
     
  2. Miss Lydia

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  3. Nyla

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    [​IMG]What kind of incubator is it? Still or forced? I keep my temp at 99.5 F and Humidity around 55%-60%. I think 70% is almost too much. I use a cheap ebay one it has a orange lid and its clear bottom with egg turner, and also a Little Giant 9300.

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    Many people on this link can help you: --> https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1157939/topic-of-the-week-incubating-eggs
     
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  4. Ancona Ducks

    Ancona Ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Whats the difference between a still and forced Also thanks for the welcome
     
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  5. Ancona Ducks

    Ancona Ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Never mind my Incubator is a still
     
  6. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    I'm going to have some magpie and ancona eggs hatching in a couple days. My 'bator is a circulated air, and I had my humidity at 30-40% and all but one of the fertile eggs developed great, just waiting and hoping for good hatch!
     
  7. Ancona Ducks

    Ancona Ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Same here I have Tri color anconas Thanks for the advice guys I am going to lower my humidity an put my temp at 99.5
     
  8. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    Well, humidity is not a set number, you have to go by the air cell. Do you keep track of the air cell? And if your incubator is still you have to have a different temp than a circulated, and I think you have to cool the eggs. I'm not sure since I have never used a still. I will see If I can find something for you to help.
     
  9. Ancona Ducks

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    Ok thanks. Whats an air cell
     
  10. The Duck Ladie

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