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Whats the Humidity for Duck Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Riocotesei, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Songster

    Aug 15, 2008
    My indian runner pair started laying a while back, and we checked fertility a few times. I'm comtemplating incubating a pile they have going. I had read somewhere the won't start laying (broody) till they have a big stock pile. These guys are about to be a year old. Should I leave the eggs out there to convince them to lay? Or should I take 'em in and incubate since the bator is finally empty? [​IMG]
    If I choose to incubate them what does the humididy need to be? I've read 55% and 85% so those are pretty far apart. Any help would be awesome. I'm new to ducks so excuse my common question please. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. kellim

    kellim Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    My duck eggs that I have hatched successfully have had a humidity of around 50%. I have had great luck with this humidity level. Ducks are so cute when they come out of the egg! I have taken to hatching more duck eggs than chicken eggs now lol.

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