How to 'hatch' out Muscovy ducklings?

Connie White

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I hear that it's easy to incubate Muscovy duck eggs (well relatively anyway) but the major problem comes when they are trying to hatch out of the egg. I keep reading "The problem with artificially incubating Muscovy eggs isn't fertility or viability in the shell, it's getting them out of the shell alive and in good health that is the problem." but yet, I don't see any solutions listed - does anyone have experience with this? The good, the bad and the ugly please so I know what to do - they are due to start hatching out in 7 days!

Thanks for any help you can provide on this. Sorry, I don't see a way to remove this highlight/background on the text.
Connie
 

Miss Lydia

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I hear that it's easy to incubate Muscovy duck eggs (well relatively anyway) but the major problem comes when they are trying to hatch out of the egg. I keep reading "The problem with artificially incubating Muscovy eggs isn't fertility or viability in the shell, it's getting them out of the shell alive and in good health that is the problem." but yet, I don't see any solutions listed - does anyone have experience with this? The good, the bad and the ugly please so I know what to do - they are due to start hatching out in 7 days!

Thanks for any help you can provide on this. Sorry, I don't see a way to remove this highlight/background on the text.
Connie
Have you seen this? https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-muscovy-eggs
 

jdywntr

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I've actually read that it's harded to hatch scovy eggs as they take longer than other duck eggs. I have only tried incubating chicken eggs (once in a homemade bator, without great results) but duck eggs are suppossed to be much more paticular in their incubation parameters than chicken eggs. Add in another week of incubation and things can be more difficult. Since duck eggs are 28 days and scovy are 32-35, I'd think lockdown would be an issue as when is 3 days prior to hatch?
 

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