Duck Incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bthastalent, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. bthastalent

    bthastalent Just Hatched

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    Hi
    It is the 17th day of hatching my Runner Ducks. I understand that I need to stop turning the eggs and raise the humidity on day 25 but I'm very confused about the humidity. What humidity should I have it at on day 25 to 28? And if the humidity drops should I open the incubator to add water or just leave it. I've looked all over the internet and there are many different answers but I'd like a second opinion. Thank You.
     
  2. newchickmama91

    newchickmama91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's your humidity now? Most use a straw and stick it in the inc so you don't have to open it. With mine I have a hole I can put water through so I don't need to.
     
  3. bthastalent

    bthastalent Just Hatched

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    My humidity is currently 55%. I do have a hole which a straw could fit through. Thanks for the great idea. What humidity should it be at on the last 3 days?
     
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  4. newchickmama91

    newchickmama91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has it been 55 the whole time? If so I would just bump it up to 65. Is this your first time incubating? If so prepare to be stuck to it the last 3 days lol
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    55? Have you checked your air cells to make sure the eggs are losing enough moisture? IMO, 55 throughout incubation is a bit on the high side... for last 3 days, 65% is ideal...
     
  6. newchickmama91

    newchickmama91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made the mistake of having 55 throughout and drowned all my runners. Not to say it will happen to you but as RavynFallen said it is abit high.
     
  7. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I incubate mine at 50-55% and normally get 100% hatch rate, however it does depend on your climate.

    65% humidity is ideal for lockdown, but you'll find that once they start hatching, that the humidity will shoot up, which is absolutely fine.

    Good luck :)

    Charlotte
     
  8. bthastalent

    bthastalent Just Hatched

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    Thank you. I did worry about my humidity. Hopefully all will go well.
     

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