No Incubator-Abandoned Eggs

Ducks81

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Hello there- I have no incubator but I do want to try and save some of these lives. I have about 10 duck eggs that were abandoned. I came across these two links for homemade incubators. What are your thoughts and which do you think may work better?
Also I have attached a few pictures of the ones that I do not think are viable or are questionable. Let me know what you think. Thanks everyone!!
 

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ChickenCanoe

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I watched the video. How do the eggs get oxygen inside a closed plastic container?
It isn't extremely important the first week but oxygen/CO2 exchange will be vital as the embryos grow.
 

Ducks81

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Well I didn’t close the lid completely and I think they are about 10 days at least. I made the first one but I am willing to make the box with the lamp? What do you think?
 

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The most important thing is to maintain temperature as close as possible to 99.5F.
Turning frequently the first two weeks is very important as well.
For air exchange, you can drill a few holes in the bottom and at the top and elevate the DIY 'bator so as to not restrict air flow.
 
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