Almost time for lockdown and aircells are not quite a third of the egg.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jimlas, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. jimlas

    jimlas Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my second year trying to hatch duck eggs. Last year I tried twice but because of the humidity that I I kept to high they did not develop the right size air cell. This year I have 18 going strong babies and I am ready for lock down on the 5th of March. I still feel that the air cell is to small in a lot of them even though I have done my best to keep the humidity low. I do take them out once a night and cool a little and mist as I read that this would help them lose the fluid as well.

    Should I be misting at all at this point where lock down is so soon and I need those cells to grow??

    I also read that the air cell in duck eggs will grow more towards the end? Is this correct??

    Thanks for any help out there :eek:)
     
  2. jimlas

    jimlas Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I just candled those babies and the cells are looking really good. I decided to mist them as again. They are all moving some and that in itself is amazing :eek:)

    Is there anyone else waiting for duck eggs to hatch by the end of next week???
     

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