somebody PLZ help with lockdown...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaciebig, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. kaciebig

    kaciebig In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2016
    I'm incubating 4 duck eggs and I'm not sure if lockdown is day 18 or 25? also, what is the temp and humidity? I don't know why I am having such a hard time finding this online but I am now more confused than before because I've read so many different things. Thanks! [​IMG]

  2. Kroelies

    Kroelies Songster

    Apr 21, 2015
    Day 25! Duck eggs take 4 weeks. Unless they are Muscovie ducks, they need longer.
    Temperature 37.5 degrees celcius and relative humidity 40-45%. In lockdown 65-70%. And they also need to be misted and aired. I took my eggs out of the incubator on day 5 for five minutes and add a minute every next day until I reached 15 minutes. But from what I understood the humidity and airing isn't as strict as the temperature.

    What breed are they? Good luck!

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