Day 15 on duck eggs...have some ?'s (ATTN. MISS PRISSY!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have a total of 5 duck eggs and 4 goose eggs in my bator. It is now day 15. I was told to mist and cool the goose eggs daily, and since they're in the same bator, I have been misting and cooling the duck eggs too.

    The goose eggs look like they aren't doing anything. There are 2 duck eggs that have quitters.

    The other 3 duck eggs have gorgeous veining!! [​IMG]
    The present incubation practice is this:
    Still air bator, temp about 99-101 at even level of eggs, humidity usually about 70%, cooling for 15 minutes +/- daily, misting with room temp water at beginning of cool down session, turning 3-4 times daily.

    My question is: Since the goose eggs have seemed to quit, do I still mist and cool the duck eggs? I was told they didn't need it, but since I've been doing it, should I keep doing it?

    Thanks!! I don't want to mess these eggs up!

    ETA: What humidity do they need for the hatch? I was told by the person who sent these that she's had better luck with hatching humidity around 55-60%?
     
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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    No one has any ideas?
     
  3. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mist my duck and goose eggs but do not cool them, on purpose anyway, i suppose they cool down when I turn them. If you want to quit cooling them it wont mess anything up.
     
  4. WyanLuv

    WyanLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about misting chicken eggs? are you supposed to do that too?
     
  5. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, only waterfowl eggs, it simulates the duck or goose going for a swim and getting back on her eggs.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I mist duck eggs but I don't cool them.

    Day 15 and your goose eggs are clear? Are you positive nothing is in there?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I'm not positive, but there were two that looked like they had blood rings early on. One looks different than the others, kind of darker, but I can't find any veins at all. That one has some bubbles in the yolk/white area, so I'm thinking maybe it was scrambled, and that's why it looks darker. The other is completely clear. About the only things I can see in them is the yolk and the white, no veins or embryos or anything.
     
  8. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say the goose eggs are no good then. there should be a little dancing baby in there very easy to see at 15 days:)
     

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