how do you hatch call duck eggs in a r-com 3 egg incubator

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ducksarecool12, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a r-com 3 egg incubator but call duck eggs take 26 days to hatch so i couldnt select duck cause it incubates for 28 days what would i do
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I don't have that machine, but what about running the machine for 2 days without egg and adding them after that?
     
  3. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not a bad idea any body ever tried it
     
  4. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont want to mess it up and kill the eggs i get so people please help im new to incubating
     
  5. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have the eggs ready to go now? Or are you just preparing in advance?

    Letting it run empty for two days is a good idea...seems like it would work. [​IMG]

    You should get in touch with Scott. When he did Call eggs in his Brinsea Mini Advance (it's fully-automatic too), I wonder if he did a 26-day incubation period or a 28-day incubation period? [​IMG]
     
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  6. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    preparing in advance
     
  7. chickenboy21

    chickenboy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are really good quality calls, and the parentage is tight bodied, the eggs are very hard to hatch out, your best bet is to let a broody hen incubate them out herself you might have a much better hatch
     
  8. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were can i get a broody hen from
     

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