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Incubating Pekin Duck Eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Keah, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Keah

    Keah Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I bet many people have asked this question and I have found many different answers so I am asking here on BYC.
    So I had 17 Pekin duck eggs in the incubator, I put them in on the 7/10/15 at around 9pm. So far I have thrown out 3 because they were infertile but the rest are doing great! It is now day 20 of incubation and I am just confirming that on day 25 I stop the turning of eggs and sit them on the grate ready for lockdown. (I have an auto turn bator) I was curious of how you set the eggs on the grate? do you simply sit them there or do you have to have them up a special way.
    ALSO I have the temperature at 37.5 degrees Celsius and at 55% humidity. I know I have to bump up the temp and humidity but when and to what?
    oh and ALSOOOO I know not to open the bator until ALL ducklings hatch but do I keep the temp and humidity the same when they are drying off? What do I change it to?

    Thanks everyone and if you have any other advice, I would really appreciate it :)
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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