Humidity in incubater help?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 688peterl, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. 688peterl

    688peterl Songster

    Oct 2, 2009
    Does the humidity in the incubater need to be different for each breed of duck? or do they all need to same humidity? also, would i be able to put a mini dial humidity meter inside my actual incubater to measure the humidity???
  2. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    I believe that 50 percent is what I have read.
  3. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    I would definitely use some sort of hygrometer. You can get a couple different inexpensive digital ones at Walmart that will show both the temp. and humidity.

    I use the same humidity for all types of ducks. You will have to find what works for your area and your incubator by monitoring weight loss and hatch rate. The norm for duck eggs seems to be about 50-65% during the first 25 days and then a jump to 75-85%. That is about the range that works for me, but it depends on other factors as well like whether the eggs were washed.

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