Ducks haven't broken into air cell on day 30....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AhyokaAcres, May 27, 2012.

  1. AhyokaAcres

    AhyokaAcres Chirping

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    Hello all, today is day 30 for my Welsh Harlequin eggs, and there hasn't been any progress. I just candled one to make sure that it was still alive, and they haven't broken into the air cells yet. My humidity had dropped while I was gone, but just put in some hot water and a hot towel. When is the point when I should help? Is it even possible to help if they haven't pipped into the air cell yet? I don't want to lose all 8 eggs =/ Thanks so much,

    ~A
     
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    i know its different for chicken and ducks but one thing to note is ducks take longer

    and as for my chicken they never break through the aircell 24 hours before hand

    they just pip and then rest and then zip always just below the aircell so in candling a internal pip is never visable

    its possible its same for you

    wait for more better advice as i want to know to as i have ducks due in a few days

    but it might be an idea to poke a hole in the center of teh fat end for air

    but as i say wait for better advice before you do it
     
  3. AhyokaAcres

    AhyokaAcres Chirping

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    Thank you for the response. Great news! I opened the bator to spritz the eggs with some hot water since I have been having trouble getting the humidity up for the past 2 days, and on of the eggs started rocking, and then peeping at me! FINALLY. I have sat with my ear to the lid for days now. And right before the man had to leave for work. How exciting. Now it's time to get the brooder ready!
     

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