Duck eggs moving/shaking :D

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Newbie_Hatcher, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Newbie_Hatcher

    Newbie_Hatcher In the Brooder

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    So I just turned my 5 duck eggs (I haven't got a turner in my bator) and when I was watching them through the bator window, all 5 of them were ocassionally wobbling/shaking [​IMG] I didn't think I'd see this until at least lockdown, which isn't until saturday! I candled them for a final time last night and they've almost totally filled the shells. Definitely exciting!! Just thought I'd share the news [​IMG]

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  2. mommyofthree

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    Yay, how exciting!! [​IMG] Did you only set 5 eggs in the incubator and all 5 are developing, or have you lost some along the way? I got an incubator today and am going to put some duck eggs in it this weekend, my first time hatching! I'm not sure how many eggs I should put in there. I'm thinking the more the merrier...lol.
     
  3. Newbie_Hatcher

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    Hi, I started with 6, but one was infertile, and they were mail ordered, so its pretty good so far [​IMG] awesome, what type of ducks are they? Its so exciting! I think it'll turn more to nervous excitement during lockdown lol
     
  4. donnavee

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    Hey guys, I just got a hova-bator 1602N with fan & turner and plan on hatching some call duck eggs from my girls soon. I've been playing with stablizing the temp & humidity and a little piece on the fan came broken so that isn't installed yet. What humidity & temp did you use? I've never hatched anything before so I'm very novice to this and while most guides recommend 99.5 for the temp, I've seen different humidities.

    Thanks for any advice you can give me before I take the plunge.
     
  5. mommyofthree

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    5 out of 6 is great!! I'm thinking of setting 10 eggs. I'd be happy if just a few make it, but if they all hatch that would be awesome. [​IMG] I have a male runner with 2 female pekins and a female runner. So my babies will be runners and runner/pekin mutts. [​IMG] What kind are you hatching?
     
  6. Newbie_Hatcher

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    hey donnavee, my temp is at 99.5-100 and my humidity is at 50-55%, but I plan to bump it up to about 75-80% for lockdown. Really I've been monitoring the air cell more than paying much attention to my hygrometer, but I do know it has been consistently in the 50's. Good luck hatching!
     
  7. Newbie_Hatcher

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    haha, I was pretty surprised myself! That's awesome! 10 seems pretty good for a first hatch. Mine are Aylesburys, it was a toss up between Pekins and Aylesburys, but i decided on the latter. Good luck!
     
  8. blueeyescry

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    Hi everyone I have 5 pekin eggs in my incubator and one is moving all around in there for 2 days but no cracks nor holes yet there 21 days in incubator today, how long after the eggs start to move will they hatch, this is my first time and so exciting and I've learned so much. Thanks
     

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