Hatching duck eggs-humidity

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fraoch21, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondered what humidity works for you guys when your incubating duck eggs? for the first few weeks and then when pipping? [​IMG]
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Mine is around 55% for the first 25 days then up to 80% for hatching. It really can depend alot on the climate and current season where you live as well as what kind of machine you are using.
     
  3. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, well ive started mine off at 55%. The temperature here is alright right now, around 10C but its forecasting snow for the next few days so temp is likely to drop quite a lot.
     
  4. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi Fraoch, I incubate my duck eggs between 50-55%. I raise my humidity to 70-75% after they internally pip.
     
  5. Fraoch21

    Fraoch21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I'll try about 75% once they pip then [​IMG]
     

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