hatching duck eggs

cowman910

Songster
10 Years
Feb 1, 2009
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Suffolk County,NY
how do i hatch duck eggs? do i have to mist them and let them cool each day? my two ducks are male: blue swedish and female: indian runner and i would love to see there ducklings
 

TexasVet

Songster
11 Years
Nov 12, 2008
911
11
171
Willis TX
I treat mine just like chickens eggs, except that I mist them with water every time I turn them.

Kathy in Texas
 

jvls1942

Free Ranging
11 Years
Oct 16, 2008
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wausau,wisconsin
I only hatched duck eggs once. I added them in with chickn and guinea eggs in the sportsman bator and let them go.. they hatched .. no misting or special treatment..
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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351
Adair Co., KY
No, you donb't have to mist them. They should have a bit higher humidity than chicken eggs. 65% is recommended. But like the previous poster said, many people have hatched them right along with chicken eggs, with no special treatment. And no, you don't have to cool them, but it won't hurt them if you do.
 

streemers

Songster
11 Years
Oct 13, 2008
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port orchard,WA
oh and you know i have'nt been able to get my humidity up over 35% and all my eggs are doing really good and due to hatch in 10days. will see what happens
 

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