Duck Humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckboatprincess, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. duckboatprincess

    duckboatprincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    542
    0
    139
    Apr 21, 2009
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I just was wondering what my humidity should be at for duck eggs. I was running it at 50% and then when my chicks went to lockdown, I boosted the humidity to 60% and just haven't taken the water out yet. I'd think it'd be higher being as they are ducks, but I don't know. Any information would be helpful. Thanks!!!
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    14,367
    31
    316
    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    I know it is higher humidity for duck eggs. Not sure how much higher though. Good luck!
     
  3. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i afford 60% since power outages happen and i can't raise it when my duck hatched, and i need to make her out of that shell.

    better 80% i tough, may be different, i think imcuriositycat will soon respond to your thread when you write the subject with a magical word *duck*. [​IMG] hope she didn't feel offended by my statement. [​IMG]

    sorry heather if i'm wrong or do any mistake. [​IMG]
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,703
    43
    228
    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Ha ha ha! Yup--it had "duck" in the subject line. And here I am!!

    Mulia is right about the humidity too--it's generally recommended to run between 50-60% until lockdown, and 80%+ from there on out. Good luck!!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by