Removing Ducklings from the incubator

Discussion in 'Ducks' 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 Wed. The incubator in an R-Com mini. It only holds 3 eggs. I don't think a duckling can stand up in it so I was wondering if I could take them out before they dry? I would put them in a plastic storage bin with a heat lamp and temp of about 95 - 100. Would they be ok.
     
  2. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:im no expert im incubating for the first time but im pretty sure 100 is too hot
     
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  3. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might want to help it dry off with a hair dryer (make sure you move it about, they can get burnt quickly). 95-100 is too hot for ducklings. I'd say 85 is good (at least that's what I kept mine at).
     
  4. sowellj

    sowellj Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your responses. Is a 75watt heat lamp ok? What is the best? Have you ever removed a duckling after hatching?
     

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