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The breeding of the duck eggs starts on Thursday, April 22nd 2021

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.
028Thursday, April 22nd 2021Start 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).
127Friday, April 23rd 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
226Saturday, April 24th 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
325Sunday, April 25th 2021Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
424Monday, April 26th 2021Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
523Tuesday, April 27th 2021Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
622Wednesday, April 28th 2021Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
721Thursday, April 29th 2021Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
820Friday, April 30th 2021Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
919Saturday, May 1st 2021Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
1018Sunday, May 2nd 2021First 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.
1117Monday, May 3rd 2021Turn 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.
1216Tuesday, May 4th 2021Turn 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.
1315Wednesday, May 5th 2021Turn 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.
1414Thursday, May 6th 2021Turn 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.
1513Friday, May 7th 2021Turn 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.
1612Saturday, May 8th 2021Turn 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.
1711Sunday, May 9th 2021Turn 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.
1810Monday, May 10th 2021Turn 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.
199Tuesday, May 11th 2021Turn 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.
208Wednesday, May 12th 2021Turn 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.
217Thursday, May 13th 2021Turn 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.
226Friday, May 14th 2021Turn 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.
235Saturday, May 15th 2021Turn 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.
244Sunday, May 16th 2021Turn 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.
253Monday, May 17th 2021Second 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.
271Wednesday, May 19th 2021Be 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...?
280Thursday, May 20th 2021Duck 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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178160Sunday, October 17th 2021Indian Runner Ducks: First eggs.