How to hatch muscovy eggs? Temps and humidity?

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

  1. Miizki

    Miizki Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Miizki Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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