First time incubating duck eggs. What does the humidity need to be to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hlb34, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Hlb34

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    They have picked through the egg. You can see their bill, but it looks like it's dry. What do I do?
     
  2. Kailey the Animal Lover

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    You can try to help it, or just slightly crack the eggshell to ease it out of the egg
     
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  3. Hlb34

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    Thank you I'll try that.
     
  4. tia

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    Sometimes I take a wet warm Q-Tip and moisten the area around the pip. I have also wrapped it up in a warm, damp paper towel to add moisture. This is only after giving it every opportunity to hatch on its own. Humidity I use at hatching is 65
     
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  5. Hlb34

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    Is this normal with duck eggs?
     

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  6. Hlb34

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    Should I just wait and see if it can get out by itself, or should I help it? I'm new to this so I'm flying blind.
     
  7. Hlb34

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    One duckling looks like it's dragging its egg shell around with it. What do i do??
     
  8. tia

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    It may still be attached. It should fall off. You might want to check to see if it is totally absorbed. If not I would leave it in the incubator when you take the rest out. I usually lay a clean damp paper towel down so nothing will stick to him and hopefully he will absorb everything today. It is hard knowing without a picture or knowing if there are still more ducks in your incubator hatching.
     
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  9. Hlb34

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    It's not a very good pic but this is the ducking. There are two more in the incubator tryin to break through.
     

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  10. Hlb34

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    Here is one of the other duckling that is tryin to hatch. I was wanting to know if this is okay or do I need to try to get it out myself??
     

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