Just set my first batch of Pekin Duck eggs!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jayzandra, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Jayzandra

    Jayzandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got a dozen Pekin eggs from a friend today and put them in the incubator. I was supposed to be getting some Cayuga eggs from some one else, but I never heard back from him.[​IMG] I've hatched chicken eggs several times before, but this is the first time I've tried duck eggs.
    The incubator has a fan and an automatic turner. I've got it set up at 100F and 55% humidity. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've only hatched quail so no advice here. Just wanted to wish you a good hatch.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Lets see if @WVduckchick or @RavynFallen can help you with info. Best of luck with your eggs.
     
  4. Jayzandra

    Jayzandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you guys
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Hello! What kind of incubator? Brand/homemade, etc.

    55% humidity is usually kinda high, but being in AZ, you may need it a bit higher. Are you high elevation? Watch your air cells. Candle at day 7 and make sure they are losing enough moisture. If not, then decrease that humidity!

    I'll follow along as you go, so if you need anything specific, just ask! Good luck :fl
     

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