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The breeding of the duck eggs starts on Wednesday, April 1st 2020

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, April 1st 2020Start 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, April 2nd 2020Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
226Friday, April 3rd 2020Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
325Saturday, April 4th 2020Keep the breeder closed. Do not open. Don't turn the duck eggs!
424Sunday, April 5th 2020Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
523Monday, April 6th 2020Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
622Tuesday, April 7th 2020Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
721Wednesday, April 8th 2020Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
820Thursday, April 9th 2020Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
919Friday, April 10th 2020Turn the duck eggs 3 to 4 times a day in different directions.
1018Saturday, April 11th 2020First 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, April 12th 2020Turn 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, April 13th 2020Turn 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, April 14th 2020Turn 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, April 15th 2020Turn 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, April 16th 2020Turn 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, April 17th 2020Turn 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, April 18th 2020Turn 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, April 19th 2020Turn 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, April 20th 2020Turn 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, April 21st 2020Turn 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, April 22nd 2020Turn 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, April 23rd 2020Turn 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, April 24th 2020Turn 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, April 25th 2020Turn 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, April 26th 2020Second 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, April 28th 2020Be 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, April 29th 2020Duck 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, September 26th 2020Indian Runner Ducks: First eggs.