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The breeding of the duck eggs starts on Thursday, September 19th 2019

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, September 19th 2019Start 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, September 20th 2019Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
226Saturday, September 21st 2019Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
325Sunday, September 22nd 2019Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
424Monday, September 23rd 2019Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
523Tuesday, September 24th 2019Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
622Wednesday, September 25th 2019Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
721Thursday, September 26th 2019Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
820Friday, September 27th 2019Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
919Saturday, September 28th 2019Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
1018Sunday, September 29th 2019First 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, September 30th 2019Turn 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, October 1st 2019Turn 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, October 2nd 2019Turn 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, October 3rd 2019Turn 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, October 4th 2019Turn 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, October 5th 2019Turn 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, October 6th 2019Turn 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, October 7th 2019Turn 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, October 8th 2019Turn 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, October 9th 2019Turn 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, October 10th 2019Turn 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, October 11th 2019Turn 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, October 12th 2019Turn 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, October 13th 2019Turn 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, October 14th 2019Second 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, October 16th 2019Be 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, October 17th 2019Duck 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, March 15th 2020Indian Runner Ducks: First eggs.