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Hatching Duck Eggs in a Small Manual Incubator

I have a small manual incubator which was bought from the incubator store. I have successfully hatched a few batches of chicken eggs.

I was wondering if its possible to hatch duck eggs in this type of incubator? If it is, what do I have to do differently to hatching chicken eggs?


Monday, February 26th, 2018

Hi Georgie,

yes you are able. They difference is you set the temperature at 28 degrees. What i did with the maunal incubator was spray the eggs VERY lightly daily. i used a indoor gardening spray container. just a misty spray over them daily. Wait 28 days and you should have some ducklings. Every thing regarding hatching stays the same.

the above is based off my own personal experince and has worked for me but others may do it differently. Happy hatching :)

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Never hatch any fowl at 28 degrees . Maybe reptiles I don't know but all fowl hens or ducks should be 37.5 Google you will get lots of info

happy hatching
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Is it forced air or still air?

Adrian Kelly
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Thank you all for the replies.

Adrian, Its a very basic incubator so its still air.

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

If itís is still air you need to set temperature at 39.2 c at top of the egg for chicken and duck eggs.

Flock Master
Sunday, March 4th, 2018

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