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Incubating Waterfowl

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NaturalBeautyFarm, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. NaturalBeautyFarm

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    I've never had a good hatch with my duck or goose eggs, chickens I can hatch all day long and get 99%

    I have several incubators, everything from the styro box, to homemade contraptions, to $400, fully automatic-turner, mister.

    Tonight I was looking at something else totally unrelated and I came across this:

    http://urbanext.illinois.edu/eggs/res19-opincubator.html

    If I'm understanding it right waterfowl are set at 95 summer and 94 winter according to them, much lower than the 99.5 that I was shooting for.
    And.... they are talking about still-air, which I always thought was suppose to be a degree or two higher ie...101.5

    Has anybody ever set duck eggs at a lower temp?
    I have them coming out of my ears right now, so I might try an experiment, but I hate to take an incubator out of service if its bound to fail.....
     

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