I set 13 duck eggs on June 11th....here we go

Cetawin

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11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
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This is the first time incubating duck eggs. I have some purebred Ancona, purebred GWH and oops maybe some crosses because they were accidentially let out together one day.

Day 1 and 2 are going good...temps holding 99.5 - 99.7 and humidity is a constant watch but I am keeping at 52% - 55%.

So...now the work is on the Genesis 1588 and the auto turner. Soon baby ducklings around July 9th hopefully.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
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Honestly, you need to let the humidity in your incubator drop. I don't even put any water in my incubating-incubator. I only add water to the hatching incubator, it is so humid here that you really don't need it. I've had much better luck this year since I quit adding water to the incubator.
Good luck on your duckies! Hope to see you at chickenstock in September, not 100% sure on the exact date yet, but September for sure
 

Cetawin

Chicken Beader
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
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The bator is in an air conditioned room...still drop the humidty in a Genesis?

I have read so many different things that I am cinfused as all heck so have been sticking with information from the most reliable sources.

What do you normally do with yours...explain on barney level for me. LOL
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
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Our A/C isn't working right now, so that could make a difference. I know I set about 40 duck eggs one time last year and only had about half hatch with keeping the humidity at 50%+. I'd not add water, and just keep an eye on the air cells. By the time they hatch, the air cells should be almost half the egg.
 
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wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
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Good luck!

Around here you could practically set that bator outside and it would only come on at night and never need water. Whew!
 

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