Newbie to incubation

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by inkedlady, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys so my son has talked me into trying to incubate some eggs been reading up but the one thing that's puzzling me is the temp and humidity can anyone help me out please xxx thanks
     
  2. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do u want to know about them :)
     
  3. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What temp do u set them at cause I've seen some say this some say that ?
     
  4. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They stay at 99-100 Fahrenheit or 37.5 Celsius, and for the first 18 days you keep the humidity at about 50% and then from day 18 on, u put it up to 70% and of course you have to turn them at least 3 times a day :)
     
  5. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you my temp is 99.1 and humitiy is 48% dry am I right to put water in about day 16?
     
  6. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok the temperature is fine. But U have to make sure there is always water in the incubator, but only enought to keep it at about 50%, so if u notice it going down make sure to top it up with water, and then on day 18 add more water, to bring it upto about 70%
     
  7. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many hours do leave between the egg turns
     
  8. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depend how many times you turn them, I usually turn them 3 times a day (always have to be odd) and I run it first thing in the morning about 7am then about 3pm and then around 10pm again :)
     
  9. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah we are going be doing 3 times a day my son looking up and says 8 hours between each turn
     
  10. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea that's about right :)
     

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