Eggs are IN THE HATCHER! - Update - PICS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DuckyBoys, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Well my 4 call duck eggs are in the hatcher. Humidity is at 80% in there - or it will be once it recovers from being opened. This is day 23 [​IMG] .

    So here is my OOPS moment:

    I bought a Genesis a few weeks ago to make my primary incubator and I set it up and switched my eggs and the turner over from the still air. I then noticed that I was unable to accurately moniter temps in the still air because I had no eggs in there anymore to rest the thermometer on. So I figured I'd put in some clear eggs that I hadn't had the chance to get rid of yet.

    Yes, you guessed it. I candled those eggs when I took them out tonight and one is fertile and growing. Only problem is that it hasn't been turned for a week, or basically almost the whole time it's been in incubation, not to mention there were a few days there that it ran out of water completely, so basically zero % humidity as we don't do humid here in Colorado.

    I don't know if it will hatch - but I stuck it in the Genesis with the others to give it a try. Its a high quality white runner.

    Live and learn. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2008
  2. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Murphy's Law.

    That still air has had a constant temp of 102 for over a week, but now that I want to hatch something it can't get back up above 94.

    [​IMG]

    I had to put them back in the Genesis because of the temps. Since this is only day 24 I hope it won't effect them much, the humidity in there is almost 80% so there is no difference in the optimal conditions for this stage.

    [​IMG] Please give me one ducky...just one little ducky!
     
  3. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    I have a shaker!

    Holy begezes how am I going to be able to stop staring at this incubator? [​IMG]

    LOL...now I understand the crazy excitment everyone goes through...

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  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It is exciting! My DH thinks I'm nuts, but oh well! I'm happy that things are going okay with your eggs. [​IMG] Sending hatching vibes your way for those ducks! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Thanks! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I asked this on a different thread... but when you have a shaker... how long does it normally take for them to shake on out? LOL!

    I've been going nuts since this morning... I can't stop looking into my bator. 3 of them have been moving and a shaking since this morning... one since last night...[​IMG]
     
  7. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    LOL...I dunno - I'm thinking this could be a long wait! One has actually shook itself about 3 inches across the bator floor!
     
  8. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh geez!!! You're going to have your hands full with that one! LOL!
     
  9. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Well it is officially day 25. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Nothing yet. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    You should expect some pipping tomorrow. If there is no pipping by the end of day 26. i would candle them to make sure they are still alive, and if they are through the air sac, I would make a tiny pip hole so they can breathe. Good Luck.

    i just lost 3 call ducklings today. the drowned in their waterbowl. then my broody stopped sitting on her eggs, which are around 2.5 weeks in developtment, so Im sure they are all dead. [​IMG]
     

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