Yay! He looks like a blue ducky! Bet he's gonna be really cute when he dries off. That is crazy that he hatched with the detached air cell. I thought that was an immediate death sentence to see that but now I might just leave some of them in and see what happens.
My only advice with a single duck is don't let him sleep with you. Archie, my first hatchling that hatched 2 days before his siblings was so sad and lonesome that I let him snuggle up on my shoulder on the couch. Before ya knew it, I had him wrapped in a towel and sleeping in the bed with me because he wouldn't quit screaming at me when I set him down. Maybe go buy him a duck friend from the feed store cos once Archie's siblings started hatching he never squawked again. However, my plan to do this with the noisy turkey did not work. I bought a black spanish and a slate turkey yesterday from Murdochs and that lil Blue Palm brat squealed all night wanting to go back out with his mommy. O, and they do like little stuffed animals too.
I guess I will just have to try the weight loss thing next time and ride out the more than desired weight losses to see what happens.. I think my runners might come a lil early. When turning my eggs this morning I had one that I could feel wiggling around in the egg when I picked it up. Didn't even think of it at the time, but I wish I would have candled to see if it had internally pipped. Guess I will candle it at four when I turn them the next time.
Having trouble- we have several methods. 1. Ducks 2. Little giant incubator 3. Pro series incubator . Both have the upgrade air/heat. Both have turners circulated air both. We have a male gene backwards in chicken eggs. One problem. Humidity is never stable. We have nebulizers attached to both. We have a fan and air conditioning on. We have a vaporizer going.just to stable. We just got the bigger ducks in February they had laid before but we tried them hatching both chicken and duck eggs. We haven't had much luck. I gave up on the ducks and put them in incubator at the end. We keep getting goo and rot and explosions . Room air 80 at moment.we don't want to deal with these issue on eggs ducks have nesting brooding for next hatch. Last hatch ended