I'm trying my hand at incubating some Pekin Duck eggs. I live in a hot country and have been unable to hold the eggs at 10C and so have put the eggs straight into the incubator as they come, which is about one a day. I know i have to change the temp after 25 days, should i transfer the eggs one day at a time to another incubator with the new temp or can I just change the temp at some sort of average number of days?
Also, in future would the vegetable compartment of the fridge be a suitable place to hold the eggs before incubation?
Incubating eggs one at a time?(4 posts)
When we incubate eggs in UK we bring them into the house and they are kept together at room temp - 17-20c for up to a week then all will be incubated together so they all hatch within a day or two of each other. You are making it harder for yourself than it needs to be.
Yeah I figured it wasn't the brightest thing i've done. Unfortunately room temp is about 25-30, so i had my concerns about leaving them out, though it does get a but cooler at night. Would the vegetable compartment of a fridge be a bad idea?
I think you would find that is colder than you want but I guess you could try it, at least the embryos won't start forming.Sarah L
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