Humidity for duck eggs???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayouchica, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    I have a Buff Orp incubating some mallard duck eggs.I have her in a comfortable spot outside. I'm just concerned cause the humidity outside has been high like 60 to 80%. I know duck eggs need more humidity,but how much is too much???
    Thanks,Miriam
     
  2. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Hi!

    I think that should be ok. I don't remember the exact best humidity off the cuff, but it sounds like it should be fine. I wouldn't worry.
     
  3. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    70% humidity is a good target, and I suspect if higher humidity only lasts for a few days, you should be fine, especially if humidity has been below 65% earlier in the incubation.
     
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Thank you [​IMG]
     

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