New to incubating pekins

10PekinDucks

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We have 2 females that lay 1 egg each per day. Males are very frequent with them so we believe the eggs are all fertile. I've read you should bring the eggs to room temp before placing in the incubator. I have a few questions I haven't found answers to:
1. How long can they sit before starting to incubate? I'd like to get at least 12 eggs in.
2. My incubator is the farm innovator 4250 with heater and egg turner, do I still need to mist the eggs? Humidity is holding steady between 50-55.
 

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1. How long can they sit before starting to incubate? I'd like to get at least 12 eggs in.

If the eggs are setting are room temperature, they won't incubate. Until you set them in the incubator keep them in a cool room temperature area and turn each one a bit every day or two.

2. My incubator is the farm innovator 4250 with a heater and egg turner, do I still need to mist the eggs? Humidity is holding steady between 50-55.

Misting is not needed to hatch duck eggs. Humdity is a variable factor, but on a general basis keeping it around 40% for the first 25 days, then up it to 70% during lockdown tends to do well.
 

10PekinDucks

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If the eggs are setting are room temperature, they won't incubate. Until you set them in the incubator keep them in a cool room temperature area and turn each one a bit every day or two.



Misting is not needed to hatch duck eggs. Humdity is a variable factor, but on a general basis keeping it around 40% for the first 25 days, then up it to 70% during lockdown tends to do well.
Thank you!!!!
 

Tape

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I’m so jealous!! Egg incubation has been by far some of my fondness memories from my duck raising career! It’s so incredibly satisfying and rewarding (also incredibly stressful)! I wish you the best of luck with your incubation endeavors!
 

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Tape

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The second to last one looks like it might have a blood ring... but the first one looks really healthy!
 

Tape

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Unfortunately not, it’s a sign that an embryo died and the ring is caused by bacteria
 

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