are my duck eggs trying to hatch ???????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, are my duck eggs trying to hatch video below of duckling trying to get thro the air cell ???

    plssss answer asap couse if thay are i need to put them in to lockdown!!!!!!!!!! (dont know how old thay are thats why thay aint in lockdown)

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    thanks!

    ~Daniel~
     
  2. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    *bump*
     
  3. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When did you set them in the incubator?
     
  4. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    about 2 weeks ago i think
     
  5. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That egg is ready. It's bulging the air sac. Your other eggs will do just fine if you lockdown now, are you laying them all flat? Or in cartons? If I were you, put the eggs - chickens and ducks - into cartons, pointy end down, and put a book under one end of the bator. Put the humidity up. Put the book under the other end tomorrow. It will stop the duck eggs moving too much, but keep a little movement for the chickens. They are for lockdown Friday, right? End of day 17?
     
  6. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken eggs go into lockdown in 2 days and these duck eggs that are trying to get thro the air cell i dont know when thay go into lockdown but it looks like i should put them in lockdown right now yeah??

    and what should the humidity be for the duck eggs in lockdown ?
     
  7. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lock the whole lot down, the chickens should be ok. 65% is good for my hatching, but dampen the duck eggs, not the chicken eggs, first. Then sit back and wait.
     
  8. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got a hatcher i can put the 2 duck eggs that are trying to get thro the air cell and my humidity is 60 in the hatcher shall i try up it abit ?

    and put a little water on the 2 duck eggs isit ?
     
  9. kid-n-chickens

    kid-n-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you should up the humidity to at least 65-70% Ducks require a little higher humidity than others b/c of the prolonged hatching, after a duck egg pips which looks like will be very soon it will take up to three days for them to hatch dont hurry them they take a lot longer than chickens and even after there head it out they take longer for the rest of the body to come out. So as if I havent said it enough they take a lot longer to hatch and get fully out than a chicken after they Pip. Just forewarning you b/c for 3 days I was worried I had messed the whole thing up so just be patient and good luck. They will get very attached to you if you play with them a lot my kids did and they would follow them anywhere! GOOD LUCK!!!
     
  10. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 problem.........my humidity in my hatcher will not move from 60

    plus i need to put my 2 chicken eggs in lockdown tomorrow at 12 in the day so could i candle my 2 duck eggs again tonight to see if thay have got thro the air cell ?

    and put my 2 chicken eggs and 2 duck eggs in lockdown tomorrow with humidity at 60 ?
     

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