Hatching Call ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DancingWthDucks, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2016
    Cumbria, UK
    Hi all,

    I'm planing to hatch call ducks this next April in my RCOM 10, but from what I've read they are harder to hatch. Why is this?


    What tempreture and humidity would you recommend?

    How often do they need turning?

    How often do they need spraying?

    Any other tips and advise would be appreciated.
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    Let me tag someone for you that is an expert on Calls: @RavynFallen

    I'm not sure she gets notifications, but I'll send her your way.
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee

    Calls are hard to hatch due to their short bills making it difficult for them to pip and zip properly... the more SQ they are, the harder it is...

    Hand turning is definitely best, at least 3x a day, 5x is better...

    I run my temp right at 100°F in forced air bator, humidity at no more than 30%...

    Misting only if the air cells don't grow big enough...

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