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

    Aug 7, 2015
    Peyton, CO
    I've only hatched quail so no advice here. Just wanted to wish you a good hatch.
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    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

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    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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