Question about lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by snackquack, May 29, 2017.

  1. snackquack

    snackquack Just Hatched

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    Were incubating duck eggs and have to lock them down today. But im really confused. I read stuff that said during lockdown, you raise the humidity to 70-75% but on a thread i saw the person say they had the humidity at 40% and someone told them to lower it to 25%. But isnt that bad?


    Also, what exactly are we looking for when we candle them right now?

    How should we lay them? Pictures on google arent really helping


    I dont know what temperature or humidity to lock them down in and i need help
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    You can read so many things----it's best to find a Good Duck hatcher and see if they will help you than to read ALL these post with so many different things. I have seen some people steady post helping post and have never hatched a egg??? I am not a duck hatcher--I am a chicken hatcher but have hatched a few ducks, but until a GOOD one comes on do this. Get your humidity 70+% temp the same as for incubation around 100, just lay them on their side and Lock-down. Good Luck
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Chicken, duck, quail, turkey, they all on average need higher humidity to hatch in.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Oh, if you candle and mark the air cell, the side that dips down on the egg should be placed upward if you want to be able to tell when they pip.
     

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