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hatching duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cowman910, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I treat mine just like chickens eggs, except that I mist them with water every time I turn them.

    Kathy in Texas
     
  3. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i mist them once a day and turn them 3-7 times a day
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    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..
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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.
     
  6. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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