Last minute preparations for lockdown adv!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kikidee, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have cayuga duck eggs, it is day 25 and I am planning on filling all the wells in the incubator with water, probably putting in some wet sponges or papertowels too, and turning the temp down to 98 (i have a still air, so is it 98 or 99?) . I also of course will be turning them tonight for the last time. IS there anything else? should I put them in a egg carton or let them be on their sides and roll around?
     
  2. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, making sure, tonight its okay to turn the temp down or should I wait till tomorrow morning?
    Thanks for any help.
     
  3. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
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    HI,
    Sorry, I know nothing about ducks.but did want to share that I wet to many things once.ran my humidity way up
    and already had the eggs on lock down. Had a hard time getting it lowered.
    So I have learned to go at it easy annd add water as needed a bit at a time through the top.
    Good Luck
     
  4. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No experience with ducks but I can tell you what I do with geese.
    Goose eggs are laid flat.
    I don't go into lockdown or add any water until external pipping occurs.
    After external pipping its 24-72 hrs to hatch.
    Pretty sure its up to 48hrs from external pip to hatch for ducks.
    You might want to check the duck forum for more people with specific experience with ducks.
    Sorry not able to give you better help.
    Good luck with your little guys.
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  5. kikidee

    kikidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How did you add the water through the top? Thanks.
     

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