OK, guys! I am trying duck eggs now.....advice?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pumpkinpup, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    This is my first go at hatching ducklings. [​IMG] I am excited and would appreciate any advice and support from you all [​IMG]
    I also am setting some bantam cochins from asher.
    [​IMG] Gotta love the fuzzy butts!
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    YAY! [​IMG]

    cool them for about 5-10 min from about day 4 or 7. Then mist them sometime during that cooling period with warm water.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:What if I'm incubating them at the same time with chicken eggs?
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Hi there! I asked to have this moved to the incubating & Hatching Eggs thread - you will get more informative answers there as everyone is doing the same thing and can probably help.
     
  5. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just mist the duck eggs, put them on opposite sides [​IMG] Whatever you do listen to Sundown [​IMG]...Plus you know the duck eggs take 26-28 days instead of 21...do you have a hatcher?
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What if I'm incubating them at the same time with chicken eggs?

    Do you have to incubate them at the same time?

    Duck eggs need around 50-55% the first 25 days. Then the last 3 days they need around 70-80%. Whereas chickens are 30-40% and then 60-65% the last 3 days.
     

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