Hatching

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Southrnmealworm, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Southrnmealworm

    Southrnmealworm Out Of The Brooder

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    How long does a duck egg need to be incubated and what should the humidity be?
     
  2. AnjKar n Ducks

    AnjKar n Ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Overrun With Chickens

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    28 days for standard ducka is when they should start hatching. It should be 45-55% Humidity during incubation and 65% or more during Hatching
     
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  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Mallard-derived ducks are 28 days average, muscovies 35 days, call ducks 26 days.
    Humidity depends somewhat on local factors, but 25-35% up to the last 3 days and 60-70% for the last 3 days usually works for most folks.
    99-100 degrees for incubators with fans, 101-102 without a fan.
     
  5. Southrnmealworm

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    Thanks yall first time hatching Ducks im excited..
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good luck and let us know how things turn our for ya!
     
  7. WVduckchick

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    What breed? Good luck!
     
  8. Southrnmealworm

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    They are muscovy so you answered me thanks very much..
     

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