I dry incubated duck eggs..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nzchicke, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. nzchicke

    nzchicke Out Of The Brooder

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    just out of interest I got 2/3 hatch and 6/6 hatch (this is once all that were not fertile/ developing/dammaged in post etc were taken out, eg all eggs that looked good at "lockdown")

    I dry incubate chickens eggs so i didn't want to add humidity and ruin my chicks hatch rates, so just put them in and away they went, first batch i added some water at hatch (I also planned chicks to hatch the day before in incubtor to keep humidity up if I was not there to do it) and the second lot I was in hospital so they got nothing and hatched out just fine.

    we live in an area that is by no means dry- but on candelling someone would say that the (chickens)eggs look too dry/empty but they pop out no problem :)

    My first time hatching duck eggs- bring on some more :) yay
     
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    nzchicke Out Of The Brooder

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    (all the fertile but not developing ones died before day 7)
     

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