Humidity of duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cathydyson, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. cathydyson

    cathydyson Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2014
    I have a silkie x hen that is sitting on some fertile duck eggs. I heard that if the humidity isn't right the ducklings will struggle to hatch, do I need to do anything or should I let her be?

    Also, is it safe for ducklings to be left with a silkie hen after they've hatched? will the fine feathers of a silkie hen suffocate them?
  2. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2014
    North Florida
    Humidity isn't as important as temp. But more importantly, birds hatch eggs better than humans w technology, so nope you don't have to do anything :)

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