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The breeding of the duck eggs starts on Wednesday, May 18th 2022

Day+Day-DateTo Do
If you have fertilized duck eggs from other duck breeders and you got it per parcel, leave them untouched for one day. Recommended environment temperature is 20 centigrade. Store them with soft rounded end up and pointed end down.
028Wednesday, May 18th 2022Start the incubation process: Clean and disinfect the breeding machine. Fill in the water. Set the incubator's relative humidity to 65% RH. Clean the fertilized duck breeding eggs, put them into the incubator and mark them if needed. Increase the temperature in the incubator slowly (!!) to 37.6 centigrade. (99.7 Deg.Fahrenheit).
127Thursday, May 19th 2022Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
226Friday, May 20th 2022Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
325Saturday, May 21st 2022Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
424Sunday, May 22nd 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
523Monday, May 23rd 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
622Tuesday, May 24th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
721Wednesday, May 25th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
820Thursday, May 26th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
919Friday, May 27th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
1018Saturday, May 28th 2022First examination of eggs. Take a special kind of lamp to check the fertilization. The little embryo casts a shadow.
Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
1117Sunday, May 29th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
1216Monday, May 30th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
1315Tuesday, May 31st 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
1414Wednesday, June 1st 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
1513Thursday, June 2nd 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
1612Friday, June 3rd 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
1711Saturday, June 4th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
1810Sunday, June 5th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
199Monday, June 6th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
208Tuesday, June 7th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
217Wednesday, June 8th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
226Thursday, June 9th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
235Friday, June 10th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
244Saturday, June 11th 2022Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions. Open the breeding machine for 15 minutes to cool the duck eggs down. Take a sprayer bottle with hand warmed water to moist the duck eggs. Close the incubator. Check the water level in the incubator and refill if needed.
253Sunday, June 12th 2022Second examination of eggs. The duck embryo fills the egg now. If the egg is not dark, it is not fertilized. Only the air chamber is still white.
Put the duck eggs on a hatching pad.
Stop turning the eggs. Set temperature to 37.2 centigrade.
Increase humidity to 70% RH and more. Don't open the incubator anymore.
271Tuesday, June 14th 2022Be prepared to welcome the new-born duck chickens. Do you have a bird chick brooder, a heater or a heating lamp, special duck chicks food, water, poultry drinker for chicks...?
280Wednesday, June 15th 2022Duck chick's hatching day!
End of incubation.
Leave the duck chicks in the incubator for a day (optional). Attention: Incubation of duck eggs can take some days longer, up to 33 days.

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178160Saturday, November 12th 2022Indian Runner Ducks: First eggs.