Does the air sac pop when close to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckmommy, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. duckmommy

    duckmommy New Egg

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    I'm a first timer and wasn't intending to incubate these ducks. Our mommy duck was killed while sitting on her eggs, so I am doing my best to take over. I have gotten some advice on how to know when to stop turning them and add humidity as I am not quite sure how to candle or know how far along they are. The eggs are really dark and full, with the top being clear (the air sac I'm guessing).

    Will that sac pop? Is that my sign that they will pip soon and I should then leave them alone?

    I'm so scared and confused - I need any advice you can give me. The internet has nothing to help!
     
  2. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Duckmommy,

    About the air sack, the duck will pop the air sack for it's first breath before piping. So when you candle look for movment towards the air sack, I would think that what you would be looking for.

    The eggs are close if the whole egg is dark and full.

    I bet you are excited! [​IMG]

    Best Of Luck
     

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