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question on incubating duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Glenmar, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Brinsea ECO 20. I have had great hatches with chickens. I am going to try some ducks for a friend.
    I think they are Pekin. What do I have to do different. What day is lockdown.
    thanks
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I know is duck eggs take 28 days to hatch unlike the 21 days for chickens.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Temp should be 97 and humidity should be 50% until lock down then the humidity should go to 60% what color are your ducks?
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and ducks take 28 days, and lock down is on day 25 good luck!
     
  5. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. They are white. They belong to a friend of mine.
    Do people who incubate both ducks and chickens together lower temp?
    What if it is at 99.5?
     
  6. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you shouldnt incubate chickens and ducks eggs together. b/c duck take longer than chickens and it messes things up. And take it down to 97.
     
  7. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I will.
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    97 is not the norm for incubating ducks. 99.5 in your Brinsea is A-ok. Try to keep the humidity around 40% until lock down then bring it up to 70% or as close as you can maintain. Your Brinsea should have ame with a set of papers which as guidelines printed in it as well. We have ran 4 of this year hatching everything from call ducks and peafowl to chickens with great success. Have fun.
     
  9. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Those temps and humidity are the same as what I have been running. I have hatched chickens and one peacock.
    So it sounds like I will be fine to leave the settings as is.
     
  10. duckyfromoz

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    I have my humidity a bit different. It can depend alot on where you live and the current season as well as the machine- but for hatching I get mine up to aroound 80% For the first 25 days I go for around 50 % . Temp is 99 - 99.5 in my bator.

    I have done chicken and ducks together, I had it at the higher humidity- the chicks were fine but just took a long time to dry out and fluff up. I watch the size of the aircell during incubation as much as the actual reading for humidity.
     

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