THE BEST WAY TO HATCH DUCK EGGS :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shmooborp, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    im getting some pekin and buff duck eggs today, [​IMG] and i have read about hatching duck eggs. but i wanna know what u all think is the best way to hatch them... humididty temp, turner, spraying,, etc...... thanks for all ur wonderful input!
     
  2. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

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    The very best way to incubate dem eggs is........
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    HAVE SOMEONE ELSE DO IT!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    John
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Humidity should be around 60%, up to 75% when they hatch.

    Turn them an odd number of turns a day, if turning my hand.

    Keep the temp 99.5-100.5

    Mist the eggs on day 7 up until 3 days before they hatch. Also cool them down for 5-10 min a day, when you mist them. It helps with the hatch rate. You are supposed to do that with waterfowl eggs.

    Also, if you hatch them in a paper egg carton (cut the bottoms out so the air can circulate), they hatch faster and you get a better hatch rate, and clean up is a breeze.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I never mist duck eggs.

    I put them in the incubator in a goose egg turner. (Appleyard duck eggs are large.)

    I keep the humidity at 65% through day 25.

    I then raise the humidity to 85%.

    Some ducks can go past day 30 before hatching.

    Muscovies take 35 days.
     
  5. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I always mist and always have good hatch rates so I guess it depends.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I misted my call duck eggs and got 7 out of 8 to hatch.
     
  7. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:I didn't mist but I think I might try that next time.
     
  8. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    how long before u can see viens in the eggs?????? im on day 4ish
     
  9. naturemom

    naturemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could see veins in mine about day 8-9. Don't ask me about getting them to hatch, though. They're on day 29 and no pips:-(
     
  10. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    what kind were yours?
     

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