incubation question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry im a noob at incubating
    but does the incubator need to be on 24 hours? what if the light bulb spark and burns the house or becomes too hot for the egg?
    is it ok if the egg is hot.
    does the water inside an incubator have same temp as the egg?
    i dont have a room thermometer so i cant tell the temp of the incubator
    but the egg is hot is that normal?
    how do i control the temperature inside an incubator?
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    It would help if you wwould tell us what kind of incubator you are using.
     
  3. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i made a homemade incubator i used cardboard , iron wires , papers , cloths , tape, light bulb, and a metal water container
    is that bad? :(
     
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  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    It isn't insulated so you won't regulate the temperature properly. The egg should feel warm not hot, if it is hot is has been cooked (not editable cooked) but cooked and killed any possible hatchling.

    There are great threads here on BYC about how to make a homemade incubator. Many use coolers to do so. Use the search feature to find some for ideas.
     
  5. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i tried but i dont have enough materials
    like a cooler
    thermometer
    and others
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Then you need to wait and get the supplies or buy an incubator. It isn't as simple as putting a light bulb over an egg in a box. Waterfowl are harder (not impossible) than chickens to hatch. All egg require steady temps which you won't get with what you currently have.
     
  7. Tahai

    Tahai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Duck15,

    Is there a way you could get a broody chicken or duck to hatch your eggs for you? That really is the easiest way.
     

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