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I posted my own thread, but maybe I'll get some better and quicker answers here. I have two call ducklings trying to hatch. They both internally pipped 48+ hours ago. When I saw that they were internally pipped, I made an external pip for them since they usually can't do it on their own because of their short bills. Last night I went ahead and removed a little bit of shell around the egg to help them when they're ready to zip. I checked this morning and their veins are huge. I've assisted with several hatches, but I've never had to pip for one. Did I do something wrong that's causing them not to absorb the veins, or are they just taking their sweet time? I'm terrified that they're gonna die in the shell.

usually because there not ready. I found there not right after you help them out. I cant speak with ducks though. 

Nesting Hills Farm - Breeder of Heritage and Standard Large Fowl. 

Buff Brahmas, Heritage White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Heritage Rhode Island Reds and Wheaten Ameraucanas.

Also : New Zealand White Rabbits and Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

Nesting Hills Farm - Breeder of Heritage and Standard Large Fowl. 

Buff Brahmas, Heritage White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Heritage Rhode Island Reds and Wheaten Ameraucanas.

Also : New Zealand White Rabbits and Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

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Hey Sally. After I feed and water everybody Ill take an updated pic of one. There only 5 days old and have there wing feathers already. Growing fast.

Nesting Hills Farm - Breeder of Heritage and Standard Large Fowl. 

Buff Brahmas, Heritage White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Heritage Rhode Island Reds and Wheaten Ameraucanas.

Also : New Zealand White Rabbits and Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

Nesting Hills Farm - Breeder of Heritage and Standard Large Fowl. 

Buff Brahmas, Heritage White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Heritage Rhode Island Reds and Wheaten Ameraucanas.

Also : New Zealand White Rabbits and Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

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Hey ALL.

CH what are you up to today?

 

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:hugsmorning whites!!  any snow melt?  driveway is stones again!! whodathunk it!

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Good morning all!!:frow I have to update the health section in notes links and read back here four pages, and also readback through the HAL

 

So I will be back and forth!! 

Hello, Darlin'

Good to see you

It's been a long time.................................Conway Twitty

 

:hugs   :hugs

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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Good Morning Everyone! :frow

Howdy

 

What did you have on your mind last night when I said Good Night & you told me to wait a second (which I saw when I got back just now)? Anything that still matters?

I knew Sally was about to get here, I should have just said that.

HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Thanks everyone! I feel better now. I didn't expect them to be ready even 24 hours later, but now that it's going on 48 hours I was starting to really worry. This is the first time I've actually had any been able to get any to the point of external pip, so I'm really trying to keep the little guys alive.

My mini zoo: 2 Beagles, 3 Pygmy goats, 3 horses, 1 Burmese Mountain tortoise, 1 Sulcata tortoise, 2 mini pigs, 2 Sexlink hens, 2 Black Sexlink hens, 1 American Game Bantam pair, 2 Buff Orpington hens, 7 Silkies, 1 Light Brahma pair, Porcelain D'Uccle hen, 7 Bantam Cochins, 1 Crested duck pair, 1 Muscovy pair, 1 Call duck pair. 

My mini zoo: 2 Beagles, 3 Pygmy goats, 3 horses, 1 Burmese Mountain tortoise, 1 Sulcata tortoise, 2 mini pigs, 2 Sexlink hens, 2 Black Sexlink hens, 1 American Game Bantam pair, 2 Buff Orpington hens, 7 Silkies, 1 Light Brahma pair, Porcelain D'Uccle hen, 7 Bantam Cochins, 1 Crested duck pair, 1 Muscovy pair, 1 Call duck pair. 

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@akaruby
 

I am a rather inexperienced hatcher myself.  I use an incubator warehouse incubator.  The first 2 hatches went well.  The second 2 hatches were horrible, with several late losses (day 18+ to post hatch).   This incubator does have a horizontal tray for turning eggs.   I had always candled at day 7, 14, & 18, but I had never marked air cells (oops) but I started getting wrong end pips.  I think I may have not sanitized the incubator appropriately and I never realized there was a plug on top of the incubator I needed to remove to improve ventilation.  I've not used any other incubators and I have learned so much by participating in these hatch alongs.  I'm looking forward to Saturday evening for my day 7 candling.  I'm working with BCM eggs and the person I got them from only has a 50% hatch rate - but hopefully I can see if interventions helped by reducing day 18+ losses. 


How was the hatch rate with the eggs you won?  I hope it was okay

I had 11 out of 15 hatch with the eggs I won. I did have to help two out that pipped the wrong end. I'll be sure to sanitize really really well this time. I also wonder if I put the dividers that go in between the eggs too close? I looked at my manual again and it said to keep 5-10mm of space on the sides of the eggs.
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I had 11 out of 15 hatch with the eggs I won. I did have to help two out that pipped the wrong end. I'll be sure to sanitize really really well this time. I also wonder if I put the dividers that go in between the eggs too close? I looked at my manual again and it said to keep 5-10mm of space on the sides of the eggs.

Mine are packed in sometimes. Dont really think that matters too much.

Nesting Hills Farm - Breeder of Heritage and Standard Large Fowl. 

Buff Brahmas, Heritage White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Heritage Rhode Island Reds and Wheaten Ameraucanas.

Also : New Zealand White Rabbits and Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

Nesting Hills Farm - Breeder of Heritage and Standard Large Fowl. 

Buff Brahmas, Heritage White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Heritage Rhode Island Reds and Wheaten Ameraucanas.

Also : New Zealand White Rabbits and Nigerian Dwarf Goats.

post #42479 of 157631
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Originally Posted by HeatherMarieR View Post

I posted my own thread, but maybe I'll get some better and quicker answers here. I have two call ducklings trying to hatch. They both internally pipped 48+ hours ago. When I saw that they were internally pipped, I made an external pip for them since they usually can't do it on their own because of their short bills. Last night I went ahead and removed a little bit of shell around the egg to help them when they're ready to zip. I checked this morning and their veins are huge. I've assisted with several hatches, but I've never had to pip for one. Did I do something wrong that's causing them not to absorb the veins, or are they just taking their sweet time? I'm terrified that they're gonna die in the shell.

 

Ravyn can help you if she catches this. I know zilch about ducks.

 

@RavynFallen 

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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Good Morning! Woke up to pips and cheeps. Happy hatch day for everyone who has chicks hatching today!

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