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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Axle Quails, Jul 11, 2011.
Do you have to let duck eggs cool down ?
I think that is one of those things that there are vastly different opinions about. Some people do a cool down period with ducks & have great hatches & some people don't & still have great hatches. I do let mine cool down a little.
Lots of good luck
Mine cool only spindly when I mist them.
...do you mean before incubation? or during? i've never heard of this! i'm curious to know more I've just recieved 4 BEI eggs in the post ..cant wait to set them
Quote:yes please explain more..... cool down when???
I "believe" that they are referring to "during" incubation. The idea is; After about 10 to 12 days of sitting on her eggs, momma duck gets off of the nest and goes for a swim and a feed... she returns to the nest with wet breast feathers and resumes incubating her eggs. She will repeat this process every couple days or so. Here's what I do: after day 12 of incubation, I take a generic plastic spray bottle, fill it with warm tap water from the "hot" side of the tap, and I mist the eggs "lightly" sometimes I use a damp sponge and wipe the tops of the eggs. This does seem to help the ability of the little ducks to break the egg for hatching.
Quote:X2 somewhere between day 10 and day 13 for starting.
Thank you so much for that reply!
Quote:ok so i repeat this every couple of days? what about during 'lock down' ?
At lockdown you increase the humidity and do not open until after they hatch