Hatch Date June 2nd...12 mallard eggs :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NYRIR, May 18, 2011.

  1. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 12 mallard eggs in the bator...this is not my first time hatching...but it is for duck eggs.I candled at day 7 and ALL were fertile...guess my drake has been busy! I candle again tomorrow night so we'll see if anyone is still kicking...I have a still air LG bator set at 100-101 degrees.Humidity fluctuates (due to hand turning) between 50 and 60 percent. Anyone else got duck eggs in the bator?
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Just finished a hatching of our pekin duckies.... Just an idea, ours really benefitted from a once a day spraying of the eggs with the lid off to simulate mother duckling getting off the nest - You could start now and go through day 25!. We kept lid off about 8 minutes....Tecnique really helps!

    Hope you have a great hatch! Nancy
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...read about misting eggs...will do....
     
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    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the process of my first duck hatching experience. Looks like out of 8 (1 was infertile) all seven are going to hatch. 5 are out the other 2 almost. I use a LG still air, but with an automatic turner. Temp fluctuated quite a bit, no fan. I hatched on their sides not in an egg carton.
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  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah,i saw those in your other post...too cute ...seems like you did a great job.I've hatched chickens before a couple of times and had decent hatch rates, so I'm hoping [​IMG]
     
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    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thrilled with this hatch as my first attempt at hatching chicken eggs granted they were shipped, was 0%.
     
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooo...that stinks ! So you made up for it this time [​IMG] I candle tomorrow night for day 14....so we'll see if they're still good.I have had some fluctuation of temp as well as humidity.These darn upstate springs... [​IMG] and heating with wood...so meaning the temp is never the same in the room...it seems like a constant battle [​IMG] but....I've done it before sooooo... [​IMG] c'mon ducklings! (not like I don't have enough already...)
     
  8. Chriswardens52

    Chriswardens52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 mallard eggs in the bator right now . All alive and well. They are due 5/25. Wish me luck
     
  9. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope they all hatch for you...keep us posted!
     
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    wowmanacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to get ducks but I have to have a place to put them for they will not stay in my house like my chicks do. I got 9 chicken eggs due to hatch the 22nd but I think two are already quit some time back. I candled to night and the other 7 look good.
     

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