Removing ducklings from incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sowellj, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. sowellj

    sowellj Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 3 duck eggs that are due on Wed. They are in a very small R-Com incubator. I don't think they would really be able to stand up in it esp if all 3 hatch. Can I take them out of the incubator before they dry? I would put them in a plastic storage bin with a heat lamp and a temp of about 99? I don't know how to post a picture of the incubator. It is a very small oval table top one.
     
  2. schoebel_taylor

    schoebel_taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say to let it get used to the air for atleast 15 minutes and then if it seems alright then remove it and make sure its under a heat lamp. Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. sowellj

    sowellj Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. What should I keep the temp at?
     
  4. schoebel_taylor

    schoebel_taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    99.5. if your ducklings get to warm then they can move away after a while. Have fun!
     
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    without the proper humidity tey wont dry right, and you would hate them to chill, i would wait till they hatch and if they look like they are really uncomfortable in their then i would move them
     

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