Duck eggs moving before lockdown, is this normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mustangluvrjen, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. mustangluvrjen

    mustangluvrjen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 duck eggs in the bator and all of them will wiggle from time to time. I'm 24hrs away from lockdown. Should I still turn them? Any advice will be great. This is my first hatch. Thanx in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    No more turning they are getting ready to pip. Go into lockdown right now, they will be early birds.
     
  3. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're the one w/ the G300 eggs right? Be sure to post pics when they hatch! It will be interesting to see how well the sex-link works. Happy Hatching! [​IMG]
     
  4. mustangluvrjen

    mustangluvrjen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I am the one w/ the G300. Should I up the humidity it at 77% right now? Of course I'll post pics [​IMG]
     
  5. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Yes, increase the humidity and let nature take care of the rest. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    where is south cakilaki? If you don't mind me asking......[​IMG]
     
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  7. mustangluvrjen

    mustangluvrjen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it's another way of saying South Carolina [​IMG]

    I'm struggling getting my humidity up pass 80%. Would bringing a humidifier in my room help? I've got all my trays filled plus styrofoam tray w/ water n sponges. Any suggestions [​IMG]
     
  8. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Stick a papertowel over the side of the incubator into the water. It will wick up the water and increase the humidity. Remember only to add warm water.
     
  9. mustangluvrjen

    mustangluvrjen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got humidity stable. I sure hope going into lockdown a day early wont cuz any problems but ya'll are more experienced in this than I am. Thank you for putting my mind at ease. [​IMG] ok so I'll still be bitting my nails til they all hatch [​IMG]
     
  10. Birdcrazy

    Birdcrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh good luck with the hatch!! Can't wait to see those pics! [​IMG]
     

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