Duck egg failure

cbock

Hatching
10 Years
Mar 18, 2009
1
0
7
So I candled my Pekin and runner duck eggs today on day 7 and none of them were alive. I had a couple of early quitters and the rest were clear. I cracked a couple open and there were a couple spots of yolk that were opaque and almost looked cooked. I have a hovabator, the temp has remained constant at 99.5 degrees, is my egg turner putting the eggs too close to the heating elements?
 

Bawk Vader

In the Brooder
9 Years
Feb 11, 2010
77
4
31
Belleview, FL (Central)
I'm sorry to hear about your eggs. I used a friend's (paddock36) homemade cooler incubator at 95-99 degrees and 90-99% humidity with an internal fan. I hatched Indian Runner / Pekin mixes and pure Pekin eggs. I had 5 out of 8 eggs succeed with minimal handling and rotating. I'm not sure about your incubator but it sound's like it got too hot or had a hot spot. Does it have an internal fan or is it a still air?
 

CorralitosSunflower

Songster
10 Years
Jun 24, 2009
212
7
111
Corralitos
Did you use more than one thermometer? Also, where were you measuring in the bator? If it is a still air incubator than the temp will measure very differently at the height of the egg rather than the floor where the egg sits....
 

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