Originally Posted by BigWeenMachine
Okay, so I don't know if I have a problem here or not and any help would be great. I weighed this last batch of eggs before I set them to try out the weight method. It is now the beginning of day 24 and I weighed them to see what the weight loss is. There are 3 left in the Lyon bator and 2 seem good with 13.84% loss on one and 11.22% loss on the other while the last one is at 15.67%. Humidity was about 40-45% most of the time. In the Brinsea however, I have one at 10.95%, one at 14.86% and then 4 that I am concerned have lost too much weight at 16.03%, 16.54%, 16.71%, and 16.91% and then one more that i forgot to write the weight down on. Humidity in here was right around 40%. Is this a problem? I was going to put them in lockdown Sunday morning which will be 25.5 days (Runners take 28.5 days to hatch). I hate to mess with the humidity again because I screwed up big time the last time I tinkered with it.
Will those ducks end up hatching just fine if I leave them in there for 2.5 more days? Or maybe I could just pop them in the hatcher on Saturday evening at the end of 25 days and see what happens. These are shipped eggs and I know someone said that it's hard to guage the shipped egg's air sacs to make sure they lose 14% so I guess I dunno what to do here.
I did he weighing thing once and personally I found it to be silly. LOL sorry NO offense. I now don't even keep track of the days, I look for the Dipping and then I know it's three days before hatching day.. Normal weight loss for runners is 14 to 15 so I can see why your a little concerned about the higher ones.
Am I understanding your correctly you have two bators going? Are you positive on the weight loss?
At this point personally I don't think I would worry about it. you may have some the pop out a little sooner then you exspect but then again they may actually make it to the due date.. as long as you can still see them wiggling around before you lock them down. That's all I would worry about.