Could not get good shots of the aircells in the rest. Did lose the 2nd Mallard egg, it was starting to stink.
Need advice on hatching please - Page 2
Last night started day 23, so I won't turn the Mallard egg starting tomorrow morning. Will wait for it to pip before adding a humidity source. Will stop turning the rest Thursday evening.
Candled all of mine last night. Everything looking good, other than air cells being a bit on the small side. Interestingly though, I have one duck egg that is really, really full! Not really sure why he already seems to take up so much of the space, but he's still moving. I hope he doesn't get trapped in there. But he looks much further along than the others. Guess we'll know in about a week.
Came home to two of the duck eggs having pipped. My attempt to raise the humidity did not work as well as I hoped. One of the two was most likely my cheeper from last night, it started talking as soon as I lifted the lid.
A little concerned since the other one broke through below the edge of the air cell. Hear a clicking noise coming from it, so I know it is still alive. Re-reading the assisted hatching article as soon as it loads.
Well re-reading helped a ease my concern. Saw movement with candling so it should be ok. Will keep an eye on it until I go to bed, while trying to get the humidity stabilized at a good level.
Hopefully the chicks won't be far behind.
Internet connection got bogged down...ran a quick errand after having typed that, and the talker is already zipping, about a half inch past the original opening, won't be long now.