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Our minimum charge for the eggs is $50. They are sent by priority mail and should be to you within 3-4 days once they have shipped. All eggs sent were laid the day of shipping or the day before. They should be set within seven days of our shipping them. The ideal holding temperature before setting is 60 degrees. As incubation times vary due to the incubator temperature, we recommend placing the eggs in the incubator during the middle of the week if you are hatching these in a classroom. This way you are sure they will be hatching during the week and not over the weekend.We will guarantee that at least 80% of the eggs you purchase are fertile. But there are some requirements. You must candle the eggs within 14 days of our ship date and notify us at that time if the fertility is not at least 80%. NO REFUNDS ARE POSSIBLE AFTER THAT DATE. If for example, you buy 10 eggs but receive 11 (we often send an extra), there must be at least 8 fertile eggs (.8 x 10). If there are only 7 fertile eggs, we will credit your credit card or refund you for one egg. However, we cannot guarantee that the fertile eggs will hatch. That is entirely dependent on the incubator and we have no control over the quality or care of the incubator. So if you phone us after they hatch (or don't hatch), we cannot help you. Candling the eggs is simple. In a dark room, remove the eggs one at a time from the incubator and shine a bright light into them - usually a powerful small flashlight is best. Use your hand or a towel to wrap around the flashlight so all the light goes into the egg. A fertile egg will show blood veins and a darker orange color to it than an infertile egg. If you are not sure, get a chicken egg from your refrigerator and candle that. This will show you the appearance of an infertile egg. For pictures and more detailed information on candling, go to our Egg Candling Page. We also have incubation instructions at Incubating And Hatching Duck Eggs.We will include incubation instructions with each set of hatching eggs. It is important, however, to make sure your incubator is working and able to maintain a stable temperature before you order your eggs.NOTE: We are not allowed to ship duck hatching eggs to HAWAII.NOTE:Our minimum charge for eggs is $50. You can order a quantity of eggs that total less than $50 (if you have a smaller incubator, for example), but you will still be charged $50 for the eggs. The eggs are mailed by priority mail and should arrive within 2-4 days once they have shipped.

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Ever wondered how to hatch duck eggs? Well, it is very similar to other bird eggs. But one of the primary differences is the amount of humidity they require. If you are hatching duck eggs, you'll want to increase the amount of humidity in the duck incubator. Keep in mind that in the wild, a mother duck will occasionally take a swim and come back all wet as she re-settles on her eggs. So in your duck incubator, simulate that by increasing the humidity more than for chicken or other poultry. Another question you'll need to answer as you explore how to hatch duck eggs is how long to incubate them. Most breeds require about 28 days of incubation.

The similarities in hatching duck eggs to other eggs are that you need the same temperature (about 99.5 degrees F), the duck eggs need to be turned and you'll need a safe environment for them. A duck incubator can be the same incubator you use for other eggs. So if you already hatch chicken eggs and you want to try hatching duck eggs, you'll likely already have everything you need.

Most incubators are designed to be used for both types of eggs. But, although it is fairly commonplace on homesteads, attempting to hatch both chicken and duck eggs simultaneously is often problematic.

On the plus side, ducks almost always lay their eggs between dusk and dawn. Collecting eggs within this time frame daily will help ensure that no fertilized egg will be left exposed to the cold or potential trampling for a day.

But skipping an opening in between each egg may very well be necessary to prevent the eggs from rubbing against each other and knocking to the point of cracking or falling. An incubator with open trays that consist of firm walls but not individual egg openings typically has adjustable dividers that can accommodate small to large poultry bird eggs.

Waiting for a hen that sometimes sits her eggs for a while to give up and only then try to save the eggs will greatly decrease your chances of producing a duckling. The viability of the fertilized duck eggs decreases each hour that it is not being sat upon or warming inside of an incubator.

Because duck eggs are far more susceptible to even the slightest of humidity change than chickens, an automatic turning arm increases the chances of having highly successful hatching, in my experience.

Ideally, the humidity level when hatching duck eggs should only fluctuate between 55 to 65 percent. Purchasing an incubator with an included wet-bulb thermometer will greatly help in the monitoring of humidity levels.

Eggs laid by senior hens are often more porous than those laid by younger or middle-aged duck hens. The enhanced humidity level needed for a duck egg to hatch also places it at a higher risk for bacterial bloom.

I choose not to clean my duck eggs before placing them in the incubator. Hence, the natural protection against bacteria growth on the eggshell helps harden it against such a nasty smelling and disastrous fate.

During the final three days of incubation, it can be wise to increase the humidity level inside of the incubator to 65 percent. This is a personal preference based upon past successful duck hatching experiences.

It is best to warm the incubator up to 98 degrees before placing the duck eggs inside. If you are not using a wet-bulb thermometer, strive to keep the standard temperature reading to between 99.3 and 99.6 degrees.

I recommend this because it works well for me, but other keepers may follow a different rotation ending process. When the duckling makes a pip hole in the shell, they will pierce the air bubble growing inside.

DO NOT help the ducklings until after the 48 hours have passed unless you are 100 percent sure it is showing signs of distress and not just the natural bouts of exhaustion that are destined to occur.

Ducklings are larger than chicks and have webbed feet that can get caught and torn in the rotating eggs trays. Because of these bodily differences, it is not wise to allow a duckling to linger in the incubator for a day before moving it to an awaiting and warmed brooder.

I have a question. We just started to incubate. Grabbing a duck egg daily. Is it still possible to incubate by putting one egg in daily. So they are on different days. What happens when they start to hatch but separately? What do you do?

Much of the information available on incubating and hatching chicken eggs can be applied to ducks, as long as the important differences between these two species are taken into account. Since duck eggs are larger than chicken eggs, setting trays must be designed to accommodate their larger size. Eggs from common ducks like Pekins require 28 days to hatch.

Eggs from Muscovy ducks hatch in about 35 days after setting. When larger numbers of duck eggs are to be hatched, large commercial incubators (setters) and hatchers are normally used. Pekin duck eggs are kept in a setter for 25 days and then transferred on the 25th day to a hatcher where they remain until they hatch on the 28th day. Eggs are automatically turned while in the setter (usually hourly). It is not necessary to turn eggs in the hatcher. Basic procedures and conditions for hatching duck eggs are as follows.

As the duckling develops inside the egg there is a loss of water from the egg and an increase in the size of the air cell. If the duckling is developing normally, the air cell should occupy about one-third of the space inside the egg at 25 days of incubation (common ducks). Weight loss can also be used as a guide. Common duck eggs should lose about 14% of their weight at time of setting by 25 days.

Duck eggs may be hatched naturally by placing them under a broody duck or even a broody chicken hen. Muscovy ducks are very good setters, capable of hatching 12-15 duck eggs. The nest box should be located in a clean dry shelter, bedded with suitable litter. Feed and water should be available for the broody duck and for the ducklings when they hatch.

The incubation and hatching of duck and goose eggs is not a difficult experience and can be very rewarding. Besides the information below, there is valuable incubation information elsewhere on our website. If you candle your eggs, you can compare their progress with the pictures we have of duck eggs for every day of incubation in our Egg Candling Series. For more information on single stage incubation, which is the procedure we use to incubate all of our eggs, please read our article, Single Stage Incubation. When incubating eggs, it is important you use an accurate incubator. Incubators are made to handle anywhere from 2-50,000 eggs.For smaller sized incubators, contact one of the following: Murray McMurray Hatchery 1 800-456-3280 Strombergs 1 800 720-1134My Pet Chicken 1 888 460-1529Meyer Hatchery, PA 419-945-2651Hoover Hatchery 1 800 247-7014Dunlap Hatchery, ID 208-459-9088Belt Hatchery, CA 559-264-2090You will have two decisions to make in your purchase: 1) Do you want a fan? For the smallest incubators, this is not important. 2) Do you want an automatic turner? If you expect to use the machine many times, this would be advisable. Once you obtain an incubator, it is important you follow all directions supplied with the machine.

We will guarantee that at least 80% of the eggs you purchase are fertile.Requirements:You must candle the eggs within 14 days of the ship date and notify us at that time if the fertility is less than 80%. No refunds are possible after that date.We cannot guarantee that the fertile eggs will hatch. That is entirely dependent on the incubator. In our large commercial incubators, we normally hatch 70-75% of all eggs set. The minimum charge for the eggs is $50.00. We do not sell goose hatching eggs as they are difficult to ship and do not hatch as well as duck eggs. Following are the conditions recommended for incubation and hatching: 041b061a72


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