Duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickmama91, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. newchickmama91

    newchickmama91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok as I've lost all my silkie eggs (from eBay) I'm now going to concentrate on my khakis who have a week to go. I've been turning them 3-5 times daily and starting misting 2 weeks in as it seemed to help with humidity. One of the eggs is super active can even see it's face come near the shell [​IMG] The other has movement but is slower. Anything I can do to make sure these beauties hatch? I've sacrificed my freedom for three weeks for these eggs so I'm really hoping they hatch. Advice very welcome as I'm a newbie at this
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Good luck! What type of incubator are you using and what are you keeping the temp and humidity at? Sounds like things are going well so far and hopefully by day 28 you have some ducklings :)
     
  3. newchickmama91

    newchickmama91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Homemade incubator I done a lot of research beforehand. I'm using a normal household light the temp is at 37.5 humidity is over 40s so I guess it's just mother natures turn now? I'm really hoping I do hatch them as yesterday I lost my last silkie during hatching [​IMG] so I'm going out today to buy a chick as my nephew is coming over and he expect a chick to be hatched so I'm being sneaky haha
     
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    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built a homemade incubator, but ditched it after testing and found the temperature swings too wild for my taste.
     
  5. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! :)

    Aim for the humidity to be between 65-75% from day 25. I would recommend buying 2 chicks- raising a single chick is VERY hardwork, since they are constantly craving attention.
     
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  6. newchickmama91

    newchickmama91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will wrapping them in like a cloth help humidity? I couldn't get any chicks anyway so will just wait next week for my ducks to hopefully hatch! So nervous about the hatch [​IMG]
     
  7. newchickmama91

    newchickmama91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it goes wrong I'm going to buy another inc. do you recommend any good ones?
     
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    newchickmama91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. newchickmama91

    newchickmama91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of my khaki duck eggs does all look ok? They are on day 22
     

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