Spraying eggs how many times?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by monarc23, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    HI there!

    I will be getting my first duckie eggs here soon from backswampgirl, I could ask her but rather than swamp her with a bunch of questions I'll ask here in general. [​IMG]

    Do I spray or soak the eggs? If so, how many times a day, once a day, once a week what? [​IMG]

    Also do I turn them 3 times a day just like chicken eggs? I know they incubate longer and I swear they need cooled and then misted unless im thinking of another waterfowl egg.... soo just want some tips. [​IMG]

    Thank you!
     
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  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    If its call ducks dont get the eggs wet what so ever. They are allergic to water. [​IMG]
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I start cooling and misting on day 10. Cool the eggs about 10 min a day, and then mist them sometime during that cool down period with warm water. Do that until 3 days before the hatch.

    Also, turn them 3x a day, or use an automatic turner.
     
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