Candling day 19 ducks egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jay262, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    So im at day 19 after a devistating loss of 14 out of 15 eggs i have one little guy developing nicely. Actually a little fast according to all the candling pics i have looked at he looks about day 20 or 21 but im only on day 19 of incubation. Should i lower temp a little according to my temomoters its been a steady 99.5 all the way through though. These are cayuga eggs and they traveled a long ways spending 16 days in mail most of the eggs got frozen. Im not really suprised to be down to one little guy but i wanna do whatever i can to insure that it hatches.
  2. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2011
    Sorry, I can't help you with your question as I am a beginner at hatching eggs, but I wanted to comment on the coincidence. I have one cayuga egg growing now on day 19 out of 11 eggs shipped. I can't believe how nervous I am about this one little duckling making it. Fortunately, I ordered 2 dozen more eggs which are now on day 3, so if the duckling makes it, he'll hopefully get a few buddies in a couple of weeks. [​IMG]

    Best of luck!
  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    Disclaimer: I have never attempted to hatch ducks, so any advice I give should be weighed accordingly.

    But, I think if things are developing along nicely, I wouldn't mess with the temperature at all, especially if it's exactly at the recommended temperature. Getting the temperature correct and steady can be so tricky, I wouldn't want to gamble on it going screwy.
  4. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    Ya i agree it proubly will just hatch early i believe over half my last hatch hatched a day or 2 early. Which at this point would be a good thing lockdown is gonna be quite a anxious time.

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