Made a mistake during duck egg incubation - will they be okay?


In the Brooder
5 Years
Jul 29, 2014
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
So two weeks ago I set some Cayuga and magpie duck eggs in my incubator, this is my first time hatching ducks eggs.

The temp and humidity have been steady, the mistake I've made is only turning the eggs twice a day! I'd been used to turning my chicken eggs twice a day and this seemed to work well so thought this would be fine.

Today is day 14, if I started turning them 3-5 times a day from now on until lockdown would that be fine or will I have problems later on? The magpie eggs seem to be developing well but it's difficult to see inside the Cayuga eggs.
They will probably be fine, just make sure to keep an eye on them and make sure that you can't see any visible problems. Good luck!

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