Hello everyone!  These are the answers to this week’s questions…

  1. For incubating duck eggs, you should set your temperature at 99.5 for an incubator equipped with a fan.
  2. We add water to the bottom of the incubator to increase the humidity in the incubator…a necessary component of hatching eggs.
  3. It takes 28 days to hatch Ancona duck eggs…4 weeks exactly!
  4. We are receiving our duck eggs from Coyote Night Acres and they will arrive in a well packaged boxed at the post office.  We will carefully unwrap our eggs and let them warm to room temperature before putting them in the incubator…this takes about 1 day.
  5. Ancona ducks can be black and white, brown and white, blue and white, lavender and white, silver and white, or tri-colored.  Wow!  Quite the wide array of colors!

And now for our bonus question…

  • Yes, you can make your own incubator.  People usually use a styrofoam cooler and put a heat lamp inside.  This works very well for many people!

Thanks for all of your help over the last week!  We had great participating from the kids.  The duck eggs are expected to arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday…so on to the next part of our project!