12 Duck Eggs in the Incubator, T - 28 Days

11개월 전

Today I started 12 Duck Eggs in the incubator.

Eggs on the Scale

It is supposed to take them 28 days from the start of Incubation to hatch. So Tuesday, February 19 at 3:00 pm PST they are expected to start poking their cute little bills out of the shells. I hope to be able to Live Stream that event when it happens.

On vimm.tv I have a live stream running right now, Mean Rooster Farm LIVE!, you can watch Goats, Chickens, Ducks Geese and others LIVE 24/7, Feeding time is at 8am PST (UTC -8) every day.

Incubator

The incubator is used to keep them at 99 degrees Fahrenheit and 55% humidity while slowly rocking them back and forth.

I will be weighing them every three days and on the 10th day I will "Candle" them to see which ones "took" and which ones I need to reject.

The Duck Eggs are supposed to lose 14% of their weight by hatching time. The eggs lose moisture through their shells and the speed of loss is related to the humidity in the incubator. So plotting a quick graph and comparing the current weight to the expected weight you can determine if the humidity levels are correct.

I will keep you posted. Be sure to follow because you don't want to miss the baby ducks! The only things cuter are kittens!

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