hatching duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by shiloh04, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. shiloh04

    shiloh04 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the ideal humidity for duck eggs? Any differences than chicken eggs, aside from duck eggs taking 28 days to hatch?
     
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    First 25 days = 55% Last 3 days = 65-75%
     
  3. jazziemay

    jazziemay New Egg

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    I have read that u spray duck eggs thoroughly with water twice a week when testing fertility, note size of air space. If air space is too large, provide moisture. good luck , I will be starting my 4 Pekin duck eggs soon and adding 10 chick eggs soon after...[​IMG]
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I have definitely had better success when I have misted my eggs during incubation. And also found better hatch rates when I hand turned eggs rather than having them standing upright in an automatic turner.
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I also have had better luck when I let the eggs cool or 10 to 15 minutes, once a day.
     
  6. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    The humidity quoted sounds right. We hatched 16 duck eggs for 100% hatch rate in a still air LG for our 1st hatch. Turned twice a day by hand by my DS. We did not spray our eggs. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  7. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I have a King Suro by R-Com and I hatched 7 out of 9 ( one not being fertile) at 55 hum then 65 the last three days. I used the automatic turner it came with until the last three days. Then I put them upright in an egg carton. I did not spray them. When I had a Little Giant I sprayed them once a day. Good Luck!!!
     

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