Hatching Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dan Sutton, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Dan Sutton

    Dan Sutton New Egg

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    I have been trying to hatch duck eggs, but have had no luck. i hatched a batch of Crested Ducks and only got 6 ducks. later i read that "afro" ducks are basically gmo ducks, so i thought that was the reason they didnt hatch. Last month i set a another batch of egges and when they hatched i still only got 6 ducks. i have set another batch so hopefully they come out good.
    when i ended the hatch last month i broke open some of the eggs and found that the ducklings were fully formed but they didnt hatch.
    I have a circulating incubator with an auto egg turner and i keep it at 99.5-100 degrees Fahrenheit during the regular incubation days. The humidity stays at 50-55%. During lock down i keep the temp the same but increase the humidity to 80%. These are the temps that the duck health website (http://www.duckhealth.com/hatcduck.html) gave me. they didnt work.
    What am i doing wrong or is duck hatching a cause dependent on luck.
     
  2. klemele

    klemele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day are you on?
     
  3. Dan Sutton

    Dan Sutton New Egg

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    i am on day 12.
     
  4. klemele

    klemele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, maybe why they are not hatching is your humidity during lockdown it needs to be around 60-70% humidity.... When I breed my ducks I keep the temperature at 99.5-100 degrees so it is not to hot or to cold
     

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