I'm so excited because I have 4 call duck eggs showing development despite the detached air cells! This is my first time having eggs develop with detached air cells and it's a great learning experience to add. They are already proving to be amazing eggs to candle! And no, I'm not handling them, but I do shine the light on them when I open to tilt. I can see the little hearts beating. I've never seen such detail when candling an egg of any other species! Duck eggs are amazing to see!
Originally Posted by rossfam06
So I just set tonight 8 BLRW, 3 SS, 1 BCM/RIR cross, 10 SLP, 2 SLP/EE, and 2 F1 SLP/SLP/EE. Next week I will be getting a 12 eggs from Ruby to give it another try. I hope they arrive the same as yours Amy!!!
. Praying the post office handles them better. I plan to hand turn 5 times a day depending on the air cells with the silkies and up that humidity to 40 to 50 percent.
Sounds great, Ross! I've been storing my eggs in my basement. It's a constant 60 degrees and humid down there. With Amy's eggs, I could not tell a difference in air cells from the ones that were fresh and the ones that were a couple days old. So I'm hoping that makes a big difference in this batch!
Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374
It's a day earlier than the tracking info said, but we expected it today since they were only coming from 5 hours away and she mailed them Monday afternoon. They hit Syracuse at 5 last night and that's 2 hours from me.
So Ruby did an awesome job at packing! Not a single crack. I walk into the post office and there it sits on the counter on it's side. WIth big ole arrows saying this side up. I wanted to smack the clerk and ask her if they could read. But, I didn't. I figure if I did and ever had eggs shipped again they'd be scrambled next time.
Anyway, I unpacked and candled. On many I had a hard time making out the air cells, she did an awesome job on humidity control during storage. Some I could make out the outline of the cell, but not the actual "air". A new experience for me. There were a few "wobbly" cells I could make out. 3 or 4 already show saddling, but they were all in the same corner of the box so I'm guessing that corner got nailed. BUT I did not see any that were totally detached and moving around. So I am very hopeful. I am quite pleased with the package. They are sitting and resting. I plan on setting them tonight at midnight, that gives them 14 hours of rest. I'm going to put them in a cut down carton at midnight and not turn them tomorrow. Friday I will start tilting and this weekend I will candle to see if all air cells are firmed up and if there is any development and if so I will lay them down for the rest of the incubation. Depending on what the saddled look like I might leave then upright.
Thank you @RubyNala97
I missed this quote before!! You're going to do great, Amy!!