Incubating Sebbie and Duck eggs

patyrdz

The Madd Hatcher
10 Years
Feb 26, 2009
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I am getting some Sebastopol eggs this week and I already have runner duck eggs. I would like some tips from all the expert goose and ducks hatchers! Like temps. and humidity. I would really appreciate it. These eggs cost too much to just throw them in and hope for the best! Plus I really want some babies!!! My addiction has progressed!**sigh**
I will be hand turning these eggs. I have hatched peacock eggs, but I am sure goose and duck eggs are different. I don't even know what to feed a duckling! I am glad I will have a month to read up! I am sooo excited!!!

Thank you in advance for your help!
Patty
 

BawGock

Songster
11 Years
Jan 21, 2009
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Hi Patyrdz,
I wish I could help with your question but alas I am a chicken person.
Maybe if you post this in the waterfowl part of the forum they'll be more waterfowl folks seeing it.
Carolyn
 

barnwife

Songster
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
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central Texas
I am working on my duck/goose hatching 101 degree, too!!

HEre is what I have learned, combined from byc-ers, researching, and talking to the old guys down the road who have done this since the mountains were young.


1.) They need temps same as chicks 99.5 works best.

2.) Waterfowl require slightly higher(55%-60%) humidity.

3.) Waterfowl seem to prosper with a daily cooldown/misting session or two (to simulate mom/dad going for a swim/bite to eat?)

4.) turning is best done frequently and in small doses throughout the day (and night, if available)...but does not hurt the hatch rate too bad if not.

5.) patient waiting...forced on you at times. They take a little longer to hatch than chicks...about 1 week longer.

6.) happy hatching!

That is all I know. I have not yet hatched waterfowl...so I am still working on it, too. That is all info I have been given for the feeding of my addiction.

I hope it helps!
 

clayhillcouple

In the Brooder
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Jan 22, 2009
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Good Luxk- We had our 1st Peking Duck egg pip last Friday Night. For almost 24 hours I was on pins and needles. Because it had only pipped a small chip off its egg. It didn't break out until Sunday morning. I got my humidity up to about 70 for the last 3 days.
 

patyrdz

The Madd Hatcher
10 Years
Feb 26, 2009
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Southern Pines, NC
Thank you so much for your help! The cool down period, and the forever waiting after the pip are interesting!!Thanks for the link as well! I wish you luck, and congratulations!! I am sure we will be successful in feeding this very rewarding addiction!
I can't wait to have ducklings!!


I guess it gets old having to answer the same questions over again when a newbie comes along! It seems all of my questions were answered a long time ago before I found this site.
 
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