Incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ssbs, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am familiar with incubating quail eggs but a friend has asked me to incubate some duck eggs.

    Should I incubate them in a egg flat or on their sides?

    What temperature and humidity do you suggest?
     
  2. casslarrabee225

    casslarrabee225 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sides are fine if you turn them an odd number of times a day (3, 5, or 7 times). If they are upright they should be in a automatic egg turner. My humidity is at 55% until the last three days before hatch then I bump it up to about 80%. Then after the hatch I open up the vent plugs on the incubator to help dry them out. I hold my temp at about 99-100 degrees through the whole process. Some reduce the heat to about 95 degrees after the hatch. Also some will spray the eggs with water from day 5 (I think) to day 25. Supposed to help keep the membranes soft and moist. I haven't ever done it and mine have been fine. GOOD LUCK! [​IMG]
     

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