Duck eggs air cell way too small! Help please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Doulos, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Doulos

    Doulos In the Brooder

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  2. Amiga

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  3. Amiga

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    @Doulos - are you subscribed to this thread?
     
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  4. Chaos18

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    I would run the humidity at around 30% until you notice that the air cells are starting to draw down. Then you can raise the humidity to 65-70% for lockdown.
     
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  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck

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    Also, I would start misting or sponging them twice a day... sounds counterproductive but the evaporation of water off the egg shell helps pull moisture out more and quicker...

    Just fyi, I usually run all my duck eggs at about 30% if not a bit lower and that works best for me... :)
     
  9. Doulos

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    Thank you all for the advice! I did remove all water from the incubator, and it's been sitting at 30% humidity since yesterday just after I posted. I also realized when reading some links yesterday that I was at day 20, not 21, because the day I put them in was day 0! So that gives an extra day. I also started spraying them last night. I will try that twice a day.

    I was wondering if there is a level of humidity that is dangerously low. I saw someone else on this forum had suggested on another page that it could be lowered to 15-25% using rice, but I wondered if that might be dangerous.
     
  10. Chaos18

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    I think under 20% for an extended period of time would be dangerously low.
     
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