I'm going to take a go at incubating duck eggs info/help needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ticks, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I have gotten some duck eggs out of my Rouen hen, cracked them open to find them fertile. I am going to TRY to incubate them. I have a cheap little LG still air, no turner.
    I have questions about humidity and turning. How do I get humdity to a certain point?
    how do you turn eggs?

    I'm a newbie to the incubating world!
     
  2. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to get the humidity up you put water in and to get the humidity down you take water out [​IMG]
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:okay.
    Whats with the laughing guy?

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  4. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the humidity in an lg still air is hit and miss, I put water in and then control the humidity with the little holes on top. Generally I leave the red plugs out (2 of them) and then put them in right before hatching. This time, with my ducks, I have left one plug in. There is some variation day to day, and as the water runs out, but I've had over 80% hatch rate so far and no problems.
     
  5. cowman910

    cowman910 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:okay.
    Whats with the laughing guy?

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    i'm sorry wrong button i guess....? [​IMG]
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:Thanks for the info, bangor777 [​IMG]
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:okay.
    Whats with the laughing guy?

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    i'm sorry wrong button i guess....? [​IMG]

    Sure it did.
     

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