1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Ordered incubator

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jessica89, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Jessica89

    Jessica89 Chirping

    396
    17
    83
    Oct 9, 2014
    North Wales
    Hello!
    I am going to hatch some ducklings for the first time.
    How long do i have to keep the eggs in the fridge for before I incubate them?
    Does anyone know a link which will give me all the info I need for my first hatch?

    Thanks
    Jess

    p.s I have ordered a Brinsea mini advance.
    Has anyone used this incubator before?
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    24,364
    6,678
    607
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I would not store them in the refrigerator. It's a bit cool for best storage but more importantly, refrigerator humidity is way too low.
    55-65F and about 75% humidity is best.
    I'd store them in the cellar at least. You can also put them in a container down there with a water source to raise the humidity.
    http://www.duckhealth.com/hatcduck.html

    The shorter the storage time the better.
     
  3. Jessica89

    Jessica89 Chirping

    396
    17
    83
    Oct 9, 2014
    North Wales
    Thanks for the reply!
    I will have a read now.
    Looks like I have a lot to learn.

    Jess x
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by