Which is better forced air or still air for hatching duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RooptyDoo, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which is better forced air or still air for hatching duck eggs?
     
  2. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    The way I understand it, forced air is better because it helps to maintain the temp and humidity better than still air.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong. I plan to add a fan to my bator as soon as I can find one. Looking for an old computer for the fan out of it.
     
  3. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that is what I thought but I wasn't sure because I thought that it would dry the membrane out when they are trying to hatch.
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I have actually had the best luck with Cayugas, Sebastopols and my Muscovies with the still air.
     
  5. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I would turn off the fan when the chicks are going to hatch. To try to prevent that from happening.
     

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