Duck Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenmama94, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Chickenmama94

    Chickenmama94 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am gonna be making a homemade incubator possibly. I wanted to know what the temperature and humidity needs to be for duck eggs? Also I heard you have to mist the eggs?
     
  2. friskebluegills

    friskebluegills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temp is 99.5 if you have a circulating fan. If not set it at 102. Humidity says 55%, but I do all of mine at 65% until i stop turning then raise it to 85%. Yes, you should spray their shells. They are very thick and the extra moisture helps. I have good hatches with these numbers. Hope it helps [​IMG]
     
  3. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree! [​IMG]
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup--sounds like good advice. Start there, and make adjustments depending on your hatch rates. I also recommend that you start candling with your very first batch. You will be amazed what you learn, and the information you pick up will help you make adjustments for better and better hatch rates.

    Good luck and have fun!!
     

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