Help with duck eggs

KDailey

Crazy Cochin Lady
8 Years
Jun 27, 2011
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Bronson, Tx
I have some duck eggs I want to incubate but I need to know temps and how much they differ from chicken eggs when incubating. My incubator is set perfectly for my chicken eggs and I really don't want to mess with it. I do have another incubator I can use, it's just not as good.
 

KDailey

Crazy Cochin Lady
8 Years
Jun 27, 2011
946
11
111
Bronson, Tx
I read about it when I first got my incubator and was going to incubate chicken eggs but I've forgotten it all and when I searched duck egg incubation on here I got a bunch of super duper long topics that would take forever to look through with our Internet.

How many days? When do you take them out if the turner?
 

KDailey

Crazy Cochin Lady
8 Years
Jun 27, 2011
946
11
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Bronson, Tx
I have a blue Swedish, a runner, what I think is a harlequin, and a call. Those are the hens. I have a call drake and a harlequin drake
 

Loretta212

Songster
8 Years
Sep 27, 2011
436
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Meriden ct
i just set pekin duck eggs this is my first time for duck eggs as well. i have hatched chickens twice. i am using a homemade incubator that i set to 99.5-100 i am keeping the hummidity around 40 and turning the eggs 4-5 times a day i also mist them a little once a day. other then that the only difference i can see is the incubation time (28 days for the ducks i have ) and i read you should candle around day 7-9 where usually candle chicken eggs on day 3! when are yours due to hatch ? mine should be hatching on jan 28-29th if all goes well!!! Good luck its nice to see someone else who is also trying for the first time
 

GrannysRoost

Songster
8 Years
May 4, 2011
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Casa Grande
This is my first time with ducks too, I have 21 left of 29 shipped welsh harlequin eggs due to hatch on the 18th, 1 of them is a double with both growing, hubby made me leave it in
I have been keeping at about 100 and 50% humidity, turning 3 or 5 times a day. On day 10 when I turned I started misting once a day, I found so much conflicting information that I just decided on the method and seems to be working so far
 

Loretta212

Songster
8 Years
Sep 27, 2011
436
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111
Meriden ct
with my last chicken hatch i had 3 double yokers and not one of them hatched
i watched them grow for a while but in the end they didnt make it
 

cbohn80

Songster
8 Years
May 2, 2011
297
4
111
nj
i'm on day 7 and dont see any veins when i candle, what went wrong? could it have been too cold when i collected the eggs?
 
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