Originally Posted by silkiecuddles
I wouldn't intervene till 48 hours give or take. Humidity around 65%? Turner off? Open the lid as LITTLE as possible. Only when necessary is best. What incubator are you using?
Thank you for your reply. We waited it out, unfortunately we lost 2, 1 that was nearly fully out by themself we then gave some help to a few others.
This is Our first hatch day 1 hatch (am I'm sure this sounds silly) but they all seemed to really struggle getting out of their shells, I've seen chicks hatch before but these duck eggs seemed really hard and the membrane was strong and fabric like in texture even with water on them. Is this normal or something we did? Like could the humidity have been wrong? Or should I have misted them more?Edited by Thepaddling - 10/27/15 at 12:55am