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Misting and cooling duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TheDuckCrew, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    Well hopefully my 15 pekin eggs will go in the bator today!! i'm just wondering if i should take them out everyday and let them cool and mist them. if i do that, should i keep the bator open so it warms up slowly or just put them back in.

    also, we have a still air, so how high should the temp be and about where should the humidity be? i heard to have it around 100 with 55% humidity but i just want to make sure.


  2. kwack

    kwack In the Brooder

    Mar 5, 2009
    Delaware County
    Holderread recommends 101.5, 102, 102.5 and 103 for each consecutive week in still air incubators. The top of the thermometer bulb should be at the level of the top of the eggs without resting on them. 55% humidity unless eggs have been washed, then 65%. With still air, cool once a day except first week and last 5 days. With 65 -70 deg room temp, week 2 cool for 5 min/day, week three cool 8 min/day and week 3 and first 4 days of week 4 cool 12 min/day.

    Hope that helps.
    I'm glad I had a fan on my bator because I'd have messed all that up.
  3. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    Quote:thank you SOO much!! thats so much help. thank you thank you thank you!! i wish i had a fan but we couldn't find one that would fit...so we're just going with still air. hopefully i don't mess this up! i only have room for 15 eggs, all from one hen, and i need enough to hatch to get 2 girls....

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