Hatching a duck egg...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by akpeeps, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 25, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    This is my first try at hatching a duck egg. I actually wasn't even sure if it was fertile. What day do I need to lock down my bator and what does the humidity need to be? Right now the temp is a steady 100 and the humidity 60-65.
    It's day 8 today and it's developing fine. [​IMG]
    I wasn't sure if my baby boy Puddles finally figured out that he was a boy duck and NOT a chicken. [​IMG] Apparently he did. [​IMG] I got the girls in August and it was over a month before he quit being scared of them and running away from them. [​IMG]
    I really hope this egg makes it cause I can't wait to see what this duckling looks like...it's a mutt duck. Puddles is a Khaki Campbell/Rouen cross and the hen is a Blue Swedish.
     
  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    You lockdown on day 25 and you have your humidity right. At day 25, up your humidity to 80 to 85%. I just hatched out 7 gorgeour Runners! And just put 6 Call eggs in the bator.

    Good luck!!

    Laurie
     

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