I am the thatch cottage lady from Cambridge. I have 4 duck eggs in a basic brinsea incubator. Candling shows good air pocket and chick moving slightly. No bill in air pocket.
I have filled both pots with water and stopped turning.
In some places I have read that I should also spray with water. A little worried about this as I know too high humidity can be dangerous.
Incubator has no humidity control
does anyone have any advice for a nervous first timer?
Duck eggs day 26 - should I also spray with water(6 posts)
Hmm, don't know the answer to this one but I DO know that the shells are VERY tough so I would have thought extra moisture could only be beneficial to ease the hatching.
Sara@farming friends will be able to help you with better info as she has done this many times.
Sarah LSarah L
Thank you so much, what a lot of useful information Mopsa? Brilliant and really useful for post hatch
The humidity does not seem to have increased that much for filling both pots. There is not really room for more pots so I think I may spray a couple of times before the first hatch. It is a basic fan incubator and I have read they dry out more. I will keep you all informed. Karen
Day 27, I can see the bills in the air sack and hear them cheeping
Sprayed lightly twice
When I incubated my duck eggs in a hovabator incubator again with no humidity control I just filled up the water pans a few days before hatch. I hvae 7 healthy adult khaki campbells that are now nearly 2 years old!
How exciting that you can see the bills and hear them cheeping. Keep your eyes peeled for cheeping!
Look forward to hearing about their progress.
sara @ farmingfriends
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