Humidity for duck eggs..???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CelticMoon1, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. CelticMoon1

    CelticMoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some really good advice for incubating Indian Runner eggs earlier - now I have one more question!

    I don't have a humidity pump for my incubator, and the humidity fluctuates between 53 and 55 %... I was told to keep it at 55%. Is this too much fluctuation, and how much is it going to impact the hatch rate? They've only been in there 2 days...

    Thank you!
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    That much wont make a huge difference. Just to make sure you keep things on track though- watch the growth of the air cells. That can give a really good indication of if more or less humidity may be needed. By the time they are due to hatch the air cell should take up around 1/3 of the egg. Bigger and the membrane may shrinkwrap the baby- too small and the bay may drown when it first starts to breath.

    Best of luck with your eggs.
     
  3. CelticMoon1

    CelticMoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again for your help! Hopefully everything will keep on track - fingers crossed!
     

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