Need advice TONIGHT!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chloe, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Chloe

    Chloe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I have call duck eggs in an rcom suro king, humidity has been at 55% until today, they have been in 21 days, thing is i dont know if i should stop turning them today? and what humidity do i increase it to? Ive never hatched ducks before and im desperate to get atleast one! time here is 22.10 so need to know soon if i am to stop them turning!
     
  2. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Chloe

    Chloe Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! although I am thinking that 90% is very high?
     
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Not for ducks, 90% is great for them. Remember they have evolved to hatch beneath water fowl, who would be very wet around the bottoms.

    I know call ducks are 'small' ducks, but from what I understand, ducks have a 28 day incubation cycle (and the only exception is muscovys, who have a 35 day cycle). Do not stop turning them until day 25 if this is the case, or day 24 if you believe they are small enough for a slightly shorter incubation period. My own ducks started hatching a couple days early, around day 26, and the hatch didn't end until 3 days after the actual hatch date- Day 31.
     
  5. Chloe

    Chloe Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks yeah ive had loads of completely different advice from everyone i just dont know what to do! its all very confusing lol and i cant really afford trial and error because obviously I cant get any more call duck eggs til next year!
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PM Scott at Ozark Bantams. He's the call duck hatching expert here. [​IMG] He and I have different duck hatching practices and don't always agree, but I respect his advice and would turn to him with call duck questions any day. Good luck!!!!
     

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