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day 27 of incubation please answer

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nikkis224, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. nikkis224

    nikkis224 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2012
    ok today is day 27 of incubation and nothing really has happened i had a few eggs shake but that was about it. i have some pekin ducks and a few rouen ducks. this is my first time hatching and any answers would help a lot. ok so here is the questions i have

    1. how long do i keep the ducklings in the incubator after they hatch?
    2. is it normal for nothing to be happing at day 27
    3. can i candle ducklings at this day?

    some other info is i candled them day 25 and all of the ducklings look fine and about filled all of the egg. i have 15 eggs right now and only 2 have moved/shaked in the incubator.

    any answer or tips you have would be greatly appreciated
    please answer!
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Ok it takes my ducks until day 28 and sometimes day 29 to hatch out. If your eggs are in a styro foam, you need a lot of moisture, enough to make the windows sweat!..... So did you fill up all the reservoirs full of water and mist the ducks before lock down, If you can roll up maybe 3 or 4 kitchen towel after putting warm water (NOT hot) one them and then sneak in the incubator quickly, that may help on the humidity.

    The main think is that these are water fowl and really need high humidity to hatch!!!! Keep us posted!
  3. nikkis224

    nikkis224 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2012
    yes they are in styro foam i am going to go and put some a few wet kitchen towels in the incubator and maybe that will help thank you
  4. nikkis224

    nikkis224 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2012
    do u think i should mist them
  5. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 23, 2011
    Misting with some warm water would not hurt at all; after all, Mother Duck would be getting a daily wetting and then returning to sit on her eggs so you're just replicating nature.

    Do *not* candle or touch the eggs now. Leave them be [​IMG]

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