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Holding duck eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by freeducks, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. freeducks

    freeducks Out Of The Brooder

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    When holding a clutch of duck eggs for 6-7 days prior to start of incubation, is 50-52 degrees F too cold for them? We inherited a wine frig that's factory set at 51 degrees and since we don't drink wine I thought it would be a good holding place for the eggs until a clutch is ready to go into the incubator?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    An ideal range for storing hatching eggs is around 60-65 degrees. However, I don't think 50 degree temperatures will harm them much.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Chicken eggs can tolerate temps in the upper 40's, so it is possible it is the same for duck eggs. You might ask this question in our ducks section just to be sure...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks


    Good luck with the hatch!!
     
  4. freeducks

    freeducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both so much. I will check out the duck section as recommended.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you will have a great hatch
     
  10. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG]
     

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