- May 2, 2013
I have 12 duck eggs that were rescued from a construction site. We made an incubator out of a styrofoam cooler and have maintained a fairly constant temperature of 98-100 degrees. I have been doing some research online since they arrived at our home a week ago. From candling, I guestimate the eggs to be about 22-24 days right now. Unfortunately, I misunderstood what I researched about the humidity level inside the incubator. I (mis)read that the humidity should be 75-80% during the entire incubation time.I now know that is too high, so I took the water container out of the incubator, and also removed the shop towels they were laying on, as they were a little damp. While doing this, I noticed the eggs (all 12) are "wiggling". I think this means we are close to or at lockdown time. So now I don't know what to do with the humidity level. Will they 'drown'? HELP!!!! Thank you for any advice you have for me!