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Duck eggs ready for incubation!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicken7777, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    North Jersey
    Hello everyone i was able to buy an incubator( never used Little Giant still air 9200 for only $10.00) for my Pekin duck eggs.
    Well i am new to incubating any type of bird eggs and would love any tips or suggestions.

    Is there anything i should know on incubation duck eggs?
    Also my pekin duck has been laying an egg every day, will she keep laying an egg everyday or will she stop...i have heard of some people having some hens that have laid $250 or more eggs a year and they were pekin ducks.

    Thank you!

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    I am a new duck owner and don't know a ton, but the humidity in the bator for ducks is going to need to be higher than the humidity required to hatch chickens. I think the temp is different too. Hopefully a more experienced person will stop by.
  3. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    just remember to turn an odd number of times a day, and also, duck eggs need more humidity than chicken eggs so its a good idea to lighly mist them with warm water everyday after the 3rd day. stop turning them the last 3 days. and yes, pekin ducks almost lay an egg a day. [​IMG] have fun!!!!!!!!!

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