Mallard duck incubation

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by conquest780, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day one of incubation. I knew the basics temp at 37.5 and humidity at 55% but I have heard something about spraying water after day 15 and does it take 28 days or 25??? Reply fast.
     
  2. Amiga

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  3. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i m getting mallard eggs almost every day and was think about trying to hatch them but i dont have a humidity gauge
     
  4. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That post is about goose.
     
  5. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Creature life, I was also getting mallard eggs everyday so I thought why not try. I have started the incubator but I don't know the basic settings for mallard ducks as I used to hatch chickens.:/
     
  6. Amiga

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    My understanding is that since the thread is linked in the Duck Forum Stickies, that it is applicable to duck eggs. Perhaps an experienced hatcher can confirm that.
     
  7. Duckopolis

    Duckopolis Chillin' With My Peeps

    You will need to incubate them for about 26.5 days. The temp should be at 99.5 degrees FAHRENHEIT. For mallard ducks, the humidity should be around 45 to 55%. It doesn't matter AS much as the temp. If you want to spray your eggs, start at day seven and stop at day 23. The results of spraying are interesting as more moisture is lost from the egg. An egg should lose about 14% of its weight from when it was first put in the incubator. Misting the eggs changes the membrane a little bit so that more moisture is lost; it is good if you have a higher humidity. I hope this helps!
     
  8. creaturelife

    creaturelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got 2 mallard eggs so far going to try to get 4 befor geting ready to try and to hatch them
     

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