duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by teresa42299, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some ducks Saturday and one layed 2 eggs. how can you tell if they are fertile or not? also how do you incubate them?
     
  2. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    what kind of duck eggs are they?
     
  3. Angelak

    Angelak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle them if eggs have been in incubator for 6 days to check fertility,then check again in 10 days to double check.duck eggs point end dwn temp 101.2 humidity 55%-65% spray eggs warm water everyday 1xs n lift lid for 2-3 mins 1xs a day to cool eggs.turn eggs 3xs-5xs a day.incubation is 28-30 days give or take.at hatch signs humidity upped to 75%-80%.
    Good luck I have 6 growing muscovy eggs due sept.sometime

     
  4. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the duck is a mallard cross
     
  5. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have scovies due next thursday and I didn't know you point end down. I have a Styrofoam incubator no fan and just a heat element.
     
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  6. Angelak

    Angelak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes from what ive been told pointy end down,thats the way mine r n growing good.
    Good luck,my scovies r in a little giant still air incubator,solet me know how many hatch....
     
  7. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    this is my first time...
     
  8. Angelak

    Angelak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck,ill cross my fingers for u while mine r crossed for me to have a sucess,im only on 5th attempt on incubating...lol
     
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  9. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    aww thanks. I paid $40 dollars for these. They better hatch! Good luck to you.
     

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