Hatching duck eggs!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ksandvig, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. ksandvig

    ksandvig Out Of The Brooder

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    Soooo I have 4 Indian runner girls & a Pekin girl, my drakes are a Cuyuga & a mutt? :)
    I have purchased a Farm Innovators Pro Series Circulated Air Incubator that I am hoping to hatch ducklings!! I just set the incubator up today to do a test run & make sure it holds temp ect.
    I guess my question is has anyone on here used this brand/type of incubator & what did you keep your humidity levels at? For how long ect. Also the instructions say you may want to get another thermometer to make sure the ones w/ this are correct? I am wondering since there is a thermometer INSIDE the incubator do I leave that in there? So when I open the lid to check temp it will be ok?? Sorry if this sounds confusing, this is why I am doing a dry test run!! I do have a digital thermometer i put inside for a bit to check the temp, it seemed to read higher than the ones on the incubator[​IMG]

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    Totally new to this hatching thing, if it works I may do chickens eggs also, I would just like a few more ducks to add to my others!!

    Any suggestions for a newbie would be great

    Thanks
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am very happy to see you asking these questions and doing a test run! I am not a hatcher, but I have read numerous stories and even experienced hatchers can have problems with their equipment - sometimes due to weather patterns, or electricity outages or freak accidents.

    There is a hatching forum, mostly chickens, but there could be some equipment-based information there for you. There are a couple of stickies (links in blue letters at the top of the Duck Forum index) about hatching waterfowl.
     
  3. ksandvig

    ksandvig Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Amiga, I will check into the other forums [​IMG]
     

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