Follow my Hatch: Silver Mallards

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MallardMomx2, May 12, 2019.

  1. MallardMomx2

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    Hi everyone!
    I have 9 silver mallard eggs incubator bound..i’d love you to follow along with me! I know I’ll need the help along the way!:)

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    Okay so, I bought my eggs from eBay and had them shipped from Minnesota to Ohio. They were all packaged well and survived the ride. I let them sit 24 hours and this morning were set in the incubator. It is set at 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity at 55%. ( We are already having problems with humidity getting too high during the day, so I’ll take any advice!)

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    For anyone who is like “what is a silver mallard???” Here’s a picture..I had no idea what they were either!

    2A472BF8-D7C0-4845-BC37-8CC47ACFAD75.jpeg I currently only have standard mallards so I am very excited! I’ve also never hatched ducks from an incubator before so this will be a learning experience for me:) Feel free to follow along with me on this new journey as I’d love the help! Plus, who doesn’t love to see some cute duckling pictures??:D
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Forced air or still air incubator? Humidity sounds too high right from the start...
     
  3. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    I like incubating dry or at a lower humidity. Specially if your area runs naturally humid. I have no water in mine atm and both mine are running between 20-25%. But my house at is running between 48-56% humidity.

    Might be something to consider.
     
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  4. MallardMomx2

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    DBFFE926-D199-4A92-9565-D7495217E743.png This is the incubator I have. We actually just finished hatching 16 chicks from it..100% hatch rate on our first try.:) Thank you for your input, I will attempt to lower the humidity. I’ve read dozens of different websites and different peoples opinions and 55% seemed to be the most common, but so many people have so many different opinions! @chickens really @Knighstar679
     
  5. Knighstar679

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    It seems to be part art and part science. If you just ran a hatch with a great rate I would be willing to bet that that might be your more idea range fore hatching. Everyone’s eviroment is different and changes how we hatch. So what works great for me might not work as great for you. There is an article by cascafophony (I spelled that really wrong) that explains it. Even different breeds seem to do better with different settings. I hope you have a really great hatch, they look like awesome looking ducks.
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Definitely your location plays a huge part in what humidity you need to succeed...:frow
     
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  7. chkva

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    Those are some gorgeous ducks! Looking forward to following your hatch!
     
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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    They really are gorgeous ducks look forward to seeing the little ones when hatched! Happy hatching!!
     
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  9. MallardMomx2

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    They definitely are gorgeous:love Thanks for following everyone, I’m very excited to add some of these beauties to my flock!:D
     
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  10. quackiemama

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    They are beautiful. Happy Hatching!
     
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