Khaki Campbell Ducklings Hatch Out

The Khaki Campbell duck eggs I had in the incubator started hatching on Thursday which was 4 days early. It looked like it would be a disastrous hatch as I hadn’t even taken the egg turner out and then we did and this obviously changed the temperature and humidity in the incubator just at the … Read more

Incubating Muscovy Duck Eggs

Incubation Period The incubation period for Muscovy duck eggs is 35-37 days. Incubation Temperature The temperature in the incubator for Muscovy duck eggs is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit. Humidity Levels The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for Muscovy duck eggs is 84-88 degrees fahrenheit. Final Day Of Egg Rotation The final day of egg rotation for … Read more

Pipped Eggs

Cynthia asked in a comment, “What is a pipped egg, please?” A pipped egg is one that has been cracked by the chick at hatching time. When eggs are placed in an incubator for hatching, a sign that the chicks are going to hatch is when the eggs are pipped or cracked. It is important to … Read more

Broody Hen Or Incubator For Hatching Eggs?

“Why exactly do so many more people choose the broody hen over the incubator?” This comment was left by Megan (thanks Megan) and I thought that it was an interesting question. More people choose to use a broody hen because the success rate with the hen is usually better than with the incubator. The broody … Read more