just set up my new Rcom! do i have everything right?

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  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm going to be setting some muscovy eggs for the first time and wanted to make sure i'm doing it right. so is my information correct....

    day 1-31

    humidity = 70%

    temp = 99.5 - 101

    (automatic turning)

    lockdown (day 32-35)

    humidity = 70%

    temp = 98.5

    (stop turning eggs)

    any tips or corrections would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Humidity until lock down should be around 50% for most duck breeds. I tend to run mine around 35-40% as I live in FL then increase to 75% for lockdown. Good luck with the eggs.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, 70% humidity during incubation will probably kill them all in the shell. Far too high, they'll drown in there.

    I do 35 to 40% for upland birds like turks, quail, and 45% for waterfowl. Seems to work out better than if I have it higher. Lockdown is about 55% for the upland birds and 65% for the waterfowl.
     
  4. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh! I read muscovy eggs should have higher humidity though. Now i'm not sure what to set it at [​IMG] i've read it should be 65% and then read 75% I don't know what to do [​IMG]
     
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what kind of Rcom
     
  6. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the Rcom 20
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oooh expensive... i have the rcom mini.... ..,,, i just set some not too long ago, they have 4 days left, i set three chicken eggs, one was infertile, and one died on day 6 or so.. and one left, plus i have 18 in the homemade incubator
     
  8. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you wouldn't happen to know what the best humidity for muscovy eggs is would you?
     
  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would go with 40
     
  10. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do 25 on chickens, and got a 100% hatch.... so i think lower is better
     

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