How to store duck hatching eggs?

Aug 17, 2019
Middle of North Carolina
I am beginning to collect duck eggs for a 10-12 egg hatch. Manual turning with my Janeol 12 incubator. So far I have one egg and I only get one per day with my one WH female and my one WH male(Yes I know having a pair is bad that is why I’m going to incubate more). I have the egg in a carton with its blunt end up. Is that the best why you store? I read that I need to turn them once a day but I can’t do that with a carton. Should I use a basket and lay the eggs on its sides? The carton is in a cool area. This is my first time actually collecting duck eggs. The first time I hatched them I just collected the whole nest.


Jan 13, 2019
what I would do is put one end of the carton on a thick book for 12 hours, and then move the book so the other end of the carton is up for the next 12 hours.

Muscovy Wunda

Free Ranging
Nov 5, 2018
Central West NSW Australia
Yes just tilting the egg carton with a thick book or something and then swapping sides once or twice a day is fine (twice would be good but if you forget and only do it once it's still okay). Remember duck eggs are bigger so you may only fit 9 in a 12 egg incubator. Excited for you to hatch your own!

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