Progressive duckling hatching pictures posted to my blog...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by iamcuriositycat, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you interested, I've posted additional pics of my current (ongoing) hatch to my blog. Includes the story of Shining Pearl, my little crushed egg duckling:

    http://heatherhead.wordpress.com
     
  2. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pics! Is last next-to-last pic a green duck? or is it just the pic itself?
     
  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!

    Must just be the pic--no green ducks. [​IMG] I've got blues, though! And blacks, and one little yellow one...
     
  4. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love ducks pics! [​IMG] Surprisingly, I just have the RIR chickens, for now. I'm gonna take the plunge for ducks at some point. But, I have a coop to finish, a 3yr old green-broke gelding to finish, and messy house--you get the picture! [​IMG]
     
  5. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, i have to ask...you might have this somewhere on your webpage but I didn't see it. What temp and humidity did you incubate those eggs at? I'm about to set my first duck eggs (arrived yesterday) and I want to get it right. Could use a little guidance.

    LOVED the pics of the air cells, that's SO cool.


    thanks!
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, guys!!!! I incubated at 99.5 fahrenheit and 50% humidity (roughly) until the last few days, at which point I got the humidity up to around 80% and couldn't get it higher. My hatch rate was 69%.

    Everyone's experiences are different, and every duck hatching site has a different set of instructions, so I just did the best I could, and that worked decently for me.

    I'm going to work on getting my hatch rates higher, but I also set some eggs that normally I wouldn't have (too porous, too small, etc.) because I only have two laying hens right now, so it was a struggle collecting enough eggs to make it worthwhile.

    Good luck with the duck egg incubation. Lots of folks here can hold your hand, so don't be shy about posting questions!!
     

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