My duck eggs just arrived (HELP)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kenzie7775, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. kenzie7775

    kenzie7775 Just Hatched

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    Hi :)
    I'm hatching duck eggs in my home made incubator for my senior project! And the eggs I ordered were just delivered to my house!
    I live in NH so its very cold out and I assume that the transportation though the mail was not to warm either... How long should I let them rest inside? And what should I do with them while they are warming up?
    Should my Humidity be at 35-40 or 45-55? And do I need to be spraying the eggs when I turn them?

    P.S I am still at school and I won't be getting home for another 4 hours [​IMG][​IMG] so I have no idea how they look or anything, but they are in my bed room still in the box ( grandma put them there)

    Thank you all so much![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people advice to allow hatching eggs to rest for 12-24 hours before setting, at room tempreture...... I've had great results with keeping the humidity between 50-55%, and 65-75% for lockdown. What breeds are they? :D

    Best of luck,
    Charlotte
     
  4. kenzie7775

    kenzie7775 Just Hatched

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    I have 6 pekin eggs and 3 malards :)

    Thank you so much!
     

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