Question about lockdown

snackquack

In the Brooder
May 4, 2017
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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
 

PD-Riverman

Crowing
8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
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Conway SC
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
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
 

AmyLynn2374

Humidity Queen
5 Years
Oct 11, 2014
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Gouverneur, NY
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
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Chicken, duck, quail, turkey, they all on average need higher humidity to hatch in.
 

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