New to the site, and have questions on mallard egg incubation?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TheMallardMan, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be incubating 5 mallard eggs soon and I have few questions (this is my first time incubating eggs)

    1. What should I used to monitor the humidity?
    2. What should the humidity be for mallard eggs?
    3. How often should I turn them?
    4. The incubator I am using will have them upright. Will this effect their growth at all, incubating upright?[​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I often point people in the direction of @Lacrystol , who has done quite a bit of hatching. We have many other folks who do hatching here, and there are stickies (link at the top of the forum index) on hatching also.

    I suggest you search the forum archives for "duck hatching" or "duck incubator" and see if that turns up more names and ideas for you.
     
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  3. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I will do that :)
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Or you can go to my site www.lwbarnhouse.con click on the duck tab I have two methods that I have used to successfully hatch out ducks.

    My first question to you would be does it come with or with out a fan??
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    (pssst - the link isn't working - typo [​IMG])
     
  6. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think so, it's a still-air incubator
     
  7. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I think its a still air incubator
     
  8. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    OOPs Sorry it's www.lwbarnhouse.com. Hit the N by accident
     
  9. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem :)
     

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