Hatching ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bon93, May 25, 2019.

  1. bon93

    bon93 In the Brooder

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    0A2D3F93-B1A9-4E48-81DE-B8583C71AC0E.jpeg AD9F69CE-03C5-47EA-8598-32785854365D.jpeg This is the first time I have ever incubated eggs. I had 14 duck eggs being incubated in a still air incubator. I have had 10 of them hatch. There are two left that have externally pipped yesterday. I also lost two due to one dying in the egg and one that was first to hatch that didn’t absorb the yolk sac and passed away. I was wondering how other peoples hatch rates are and if they assisted with a hatch or not.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Congrats, they are adorable! :love
     
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  3. MallardMomx2

    MallardMomx2 Songster

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    That’s a great hatch rate! Congrats, they are too cute!:love
     
  4. bon93

    bon93 In the Brooder

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    Thank you :)
     
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  5. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    You got a 71% hatch rate if you got 10 out of 14 thats pretty average

    There are so many factors that can change hatch rate

    Humidity consistency
    Heat Consisitency
    Heat level
    Age of eggs
    Quality of parent ducks

    Some ducks will lay 65% good hatchrate and some may be 85% good

    Sweet babies and congrats on a successfull first hatching!
     
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  6. bon93

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    Thank you! This site helped me tremendously on learning how to incubate the duck eggs and how to get a better hatch rate.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

    Oh, and welcome to BYC!
     
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  8. bon93

    bon93 In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
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  9. superduckrescue

    superduckrescue Chirping

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    Good hatch rate!Most the time if you don't help hatch you will get around 60% on Swedish. If you do help carefully you can get around 90%(It's a myth that they all die when you help). But that hatch rate is very good for Swedish!
     
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Congratulations on a great hatch! :clap
     
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