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The breeding of the duck eggs starts on Tuesday, January 31st 2023

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.
028Tuesday, January 31st 2023Start 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).
127Wednesday, February 1st 2023Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
226Thursday, February 2nd 2023Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
325Friday, February 3rd 2023Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
424Saturday, February 4th 2023Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
523Sunday, February 5th 2023Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
622Monday, February 6th 2023Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
721Tuesday, February 7th 2023Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
820Wednesday, February 8th 2023Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
919Thursday, February 9th 2023Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
1018Friday, February 10th 2023First 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.
1117Saturday, February 11th 2023Turn 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.
1216Sunday, February 12th 2023Turn 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.
1315Monday, February 13th 2023Turn 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.
1414Tuesday, February 14th 2023Turn 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.
1513Wednesday, February 15th 2023Turn 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.
1612Thursday, February 16th 2023Turn 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.
1711Friday, February 17th 2023Turn 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.
1810Saturday, February 18th 2023Turn 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.
199Sunday, February 19th 2023Turn 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.
208Monday, February 20th 2023Turn 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.
217Tuesday, February 21st 2023Turn 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.
226Wednesday, February 22nd 2023Turn 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.
235Thursday, February 23rd 2023Turn 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.
244Friday, February 24th 2023Turn 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.
253Saturday, February 25th 2023Second 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.
271Monday, February 27th 2023Be 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...?
280Tuesday, February 28th 2023Duck 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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178160Friday, July 28th 2023Indian Runner Ducks: First eggs.