duck eggs air cell too small???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jjtrucker, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. jjtrucker

    jjtrucker Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2014
    I am on day 23 with my welsh harlequin duck eggs and the air cell doesn't look as big as it should be. My humidity has been in the 60s because I read duck egg incubate at higher humidity but now I'm thinking I've had it too high since I candled and the air cell doesn't look big enough. Will it make a difference if I lower the humidity until closer to hatch day or should I just leave it be? Will the ducks still hatch if the air cell is too small?[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2014
    I'd lower that humidity right away and hopefully those air cells will grow a bit for you. Also, it sounds counter-intuitive, but if you lightly spray the eggs with water once a day that also helps draw moisture out of the eggs and will help the air cells grow. Good luck! :)
  3. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2015
    Unity, Maine
    Jumping the thread!
    Did this help? I'm in the same boat! Tiny cells, on day 20.

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