First time hatching ducklings (Anconas)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Espresso, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Espresso

    Espresso Chirping

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    I have my dozen eggs. Incubator arrives today. Does anyone have any tips? I've read everything I can, obviously, but I like to get some "must know" advice from real people before getting started.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Lets see if casportpony or Laycrystol can help ya out both are experienced with hatching in bators.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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  4. Espresso

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    That's a great article. It's the rainy season here so it's pretty humid and I wouldn't have thought about that affecting how much humidty to add (or not add) to the incubator. Do you mist or not mist? I have seen both suggestions.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    I don't incubate many duck eggs. Read this:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-muscovy-eggs

    -Kathy
     
  6. Rachele anne

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    I incubated ancona ducklings and with all ducks u should get a humidity gauge there like 7 dollars on Amazon but worth it if u want to be sure on the humidity... I didn't spray mine but if u feel like u need to I would do it the last week once a day until they go in lockdown and up the humidity in lockdown... happy hatching their a very beautiful breed I'm so happy I did this too..[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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