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hatching ducks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by critterranch, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hatching ducks in egg carton any one do it?
     
  2. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. KateBeauchemin

    KateBeauchemin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried them (and mother & sis in laws have) in turner, in carton, and laying flat.
    We've tried misting and regular methods with humidity.

    I don't think it matters really. Ducks lay them flat, but we found no difference in incubating.
    Only got 4 out of 30 one time, incubating all 28 days, in turner and carton.
    Got nearly 100% hatch incubating 23 days and putting them under a hen the rest.

    But thats call ducks. I'm not sure about regular ducks.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Do you have ducks in your bator? I have learned a hard lesson. When you are told they need higher humidity, THEY NEED HIGHER HUMIDITY. I lost 10 ducks this last hatch because I couldn't keep the humidity up enough.
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Agree with Debi. I actually do the cool mist method and had my best hatchs ever that way....Days 6 to 24 I spray the eggs twice a day - heavily with a sprayers and leave the lid off the stryo foam for roughly 15 minutes then put it back on . This imitates the mom going off nest to eat and take care of business! 21 of 23 hatch this way! Works for me!!! Happy hatching and have a blesssed day! Nancy

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  6. critterranch

    critterranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have eggs in my still air lg. my humidity is fine and holding 65% that was the easy part. the room i have it in is 35% humdity and a stable 65. my thermotors are wacky. this morning my dig says 93 and lg one says 102/103. could this me air pockets because of still air?
     

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