Originally Posted by arr36
We let them get up to room temperature for 24h in the carton, with fat end of the egg upwards, then I move them into the incubator which I have at the right temperature ready and waiting. Anything else I can do? The air cells this time were pretty much all misshappen, we had wrong end pippers and one chick pipped in the right spot but must've hit a pocket of fluid somewhere and drowned. The one decent air cell was the only egg which hatched. Mostly they quit before that though.
I've set some other eggs a couple weeks back in my older cheaper incubator (mini Eco) and have pretty much done nothing other than turn them a couple of times a day and add a bit of water (often it's dry though) and they are developing beautifully. They're our own eggs though.
Thanks for the help and support y'all! I really appreciate it.
If I get bad air cells (which 9 out of 10 times I do) I put them in little cut down cartons and once I set them I leave them unturned for 24 hours. Then on day 2 I gently tilt them at a 45 degree angle 5 x day. I never use automatic turners with shipped eggs. I bet your eggs are going to do great!!
Here's some pics...
Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374
I never brought down my bucket of feed that I had upstairs for Peep and look what I found in it just a bit ago..... isn't he cute??? He got in but couldn't get out.
Oh my goodness! What a cutie! But that would have startled me!! Did you figure out the no notifications yet?
Originally Posted by jenniferlamar70
Geez the bug has seriously bitten me. I just ordered 2 ancona duck eggs. I just got on there to look thinking it might be nice to eventually have a few more ducks and then boom they were getting ready to be shipped...
hmm what is this self control you speak of.. hubby is going to kick my butt lol
Ducks are so fun as babies!