How to hatch muscovy eggs? Temps and humidity?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Miizki, May 18, 2010.

  1. Miizki

    Miizki In the Brooder

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    Ok so I'm going to hatch some Muscovy eggs soon but I don't exactly know what the temp and the humidity need to be for them? I'm trying to make a chart so that I can keep track of everything when I start incubating.
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Its 35 days of incubation....and everyone will have their own opinion about humidity. Temps for me are 99-101...and I use the dry method....
     
  3. Miizki

    Miizki In the Brooder

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    Ok so what's the dry method? no humidity?

    Also: What day do I stop turning and do I candle every seven days?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I don't add water...until lockdown then I raise it to 60-65%.
     
  5. Miizki

    Miizki In the Brooder

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    Ok thank you [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    YVW!!! Wish you all the luck in hatching....whatever you decide!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Miizki

    Miizki In the Brooder

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    Thanks! [​IMG] I've heard its hard to hatch them, so I'm a bit nervous. But I will try [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    To be honest...that is when its hardest to hatch...Now, I set the eggs....candle if I remember to....and on lockdown raise the humidity....(when I remember) Just don't over do it....if you have any more questions...please don't hesitate to ask!
     
  9. Miizki

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    Ok so let me get this right:

    Day 0: eggs arrive in the mail; let them set for 24hrs

    Day 1-32: Temp=99-101 F ; Humidity=60-65%; turn 5x a day

    Day 33-35: Temp=99-101 F ; Humidity=75% ; stop turning

    So did I miss anything or is that gonna work?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010

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