Duck eggs in 1611 turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DarkWingDuck, May 17, 2010.

  1. DarkWingDuck

    DarkWingDuck In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    I recently ordered the Genesis 1588 incubator (heard nothing but good things about it) and a 1611 egg turner from Cutler Supply. My buff orpington ducks are laying like crazy and I am hoping to hatch some ducklings this summer. While browsing the web, I came across someone saying that duck eggs don't do well in tilting egg turners (which I assume the 1611 is). For those who have experience with this sort of thing, would the 1611 turner work with them? I could always do it by hand, but I'd rather not disrupt the humidity and temperature by opening the incubator.
  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    i have hatched ducks and turkeys with the 1611 turner, you just have to space them out, skip a hole, stagger them out. mine did fine.

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