duck eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hypnofrogstevie, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am ready for duck eggs next month. Are they like chickens or does the humidity have to be higher?
     
  2. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Humidity needs to be higher and they will take longer to incubate.
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    How many days and what should the humidity be at? Thank you for the quick responce [​IMG]
     
  4. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    26-28 days depending upon your duck breed.

    Humidity 86%.

    Temp 99.5 F.
     
  5. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Oh and you're welcome. I just happened to be reading new posts at the moment. [​IMG]
     
  6. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Oh, the humidity isn't by %, it's by the wet bulb temp. [​IMG] So I guess it is similar to chicken incubation?
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    ok. i am using a hygrometer for the humidity. I am getting cayuga duck eggs. Do I stop the turner at 3 days before hatch as well? Sorry for all the questions
     
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  8. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Unless you hatch Muscovy ducks - then it is 35 to 37 days until they hatch.[​IMG]
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Wow! Thats a long time. I guess I can find something to do instead of having my face glued to the bator for that long
     
  10. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    No duck eggs take between 26 and 28 days.

    Yes, stop the turning at least 2 days before hatching. 3 days is better, in case they are early.
     

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