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My cayuga duck eggs are due to arrive any day now. I have my incubator set up and it is working great. This is probably a silly question, but:

I know that I am supposed to stop turning them on day 25... is it correct to assume that the eggs I receive in shipment are on "day 1" when I put them in the incubator? Or are they a few days old already?
5/21/2020 8:33 AM report abuse

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Survived our first winter in Montana. Girls did well even when it got to -22.
The eggs will not start to develop until they are in the incubator. They require more than room temperature to develop. So, 24 hours after you have put the eggs into the incubator they will have been developing for 1 day. You do not count the day you put them in as day 1. After that every 24 hours adds another day.
5/21/2020 12:40 PM report abuse
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Thank you, Patrices! This is very helpful. So, I get them today (or tomorrow), put them in the incubator, and after 24 hours in the incubator, that counts as day 1? First time jitters, I want to do this as right as I can for my new batch.
5/21/2020 12:47 PM report abuse