Incubating rouen duck eggs.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rooster brandon., Dec 26, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i got some fertile rouen duck eggs and im just making sure what temp should they be in the incubator,The manual said like 99.5......Is that right?
     
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes Sir and humidity at 55%
     
  3. Talihofarms

    Talihofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    99.5 is perfect if you can keep it. We hatch ducks quite a bit. A plus or minus .75 temp swing is what you are shooting for.
    Remember ducks need more humidity than chickens.



    just my.02


    Good Luck
     
  4. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanxs for all the help and it has stayed perfectly at 99.5 for 4 days. [​IMG]
     
  5. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using a forced-air incubator? If so, then the 99.5 is perfect. If you have a thermal incubator, like most of those sold in feed stores (but not all), then you'll need a higher temp & need to be careful where you measure the temp. If you're not sure which you have, look for a small fan somewhere in the incubator--you've got a forced-air. If there's no fan, then the rules change & you'll need to raise the temp. Don't worry--you won't have done any damage yet--just might have a slightly late hatch, but if you get the temp up (I *think* it's 101.5, but someone else may correct me), you'll do just fine.

    Good luck!
     
  6. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has a fan and it does great. [​IMG] .
     

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