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I got my DUCKS!!! Check out my bator *pics* NEED ADVICE :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DeeThomas, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I just got an assortment of duck eggs today my incubator is made with a heating blanket that does not cut off. and it is at 97-98 degress and its still adjusting to max temp. Im watching it a ton. Does anyone have any advice my humidity is at almost 60 and i put a cup of water in it so that should do the trick. Here is my rig tell me what you think. and what i should know for ducks. thsi is my first time hatching anything.

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  2. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Dee,
    Do you have any holes in your homemade bator that allows air to come in?
    Carolyn
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a very interesting set up. Plz keep this updated so we see how your hatch ends.
     
  4. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the back i have a giant hole that is not exposed to open air but is exposed to the back of the covers. so i think air will be able to get in.
     
  5. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hole is about 2 in in diameter. so not too big.
     
  6. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot:
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    Dee you may want to do a search on this forum for hatching duck eggs to find what the optimal temp and humidity is for your duck eggs.
    Carolyn
     
  7. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is very interesting. I have actually been wondering why no incubators are made out of heated blakents as this seems to be closer to "natural" the normal incubators. So it is interesting to see someone put this to the test.
    Do make sure you have air circulating as you want to make sure your eggs can "breathe"!
    Keep us updated.
     
  8. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure will. i will be updating and candeling and posting.[​IMG] we should sticky this topic. its a test.
     

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