emergency duck egg rescue incubation

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ashleyponygurl, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. KBgirls

    KBgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG I need some help! So I got fertilized eggs online, Set up my incubater ( home Made ) so I let it get warm for about 24 hours then put the eggs in 99 degrees yet on the the info the hatchery sent me said 99 degrees and Humidity 86%?? so my eggs have been in for almost 2 days and I just found out that the Humidity is way to high that they have that % on there info How to take care for a wet-bulb!!!( what gets me is they should put for wet-bulb) *** So way to high and need to go down!! to like 55% to 60%??? how will this effect the eggs being with such high humidity for 2 days? will they be ok if I get it set right? I called the hatchery and they were like not my problem! Please help!!!!![​IMG]
     
  2. WVduckchick

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    2 days is no problem! At least you caught it! If you live in a naturally humid area, 40% may be better. If its dry where you live, 50-55% would be ok. Candle them at 7 days and make sure the air cells are growing properly. You will still be able to adjust if they aren't. Good luck and keep us posted! I assume you are talking duck eggs? Answer doesn't change, I'm just curious.
     
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  3. KBgirls

    KBgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thnaks so much yup duck eggs!! I have ducks & Chickens, this is my first hatch of duck
    eggs! I will keep you posted !
     
  4. KBgirls

    KBgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is crazy! Well I can't get the humidity to go down with out the temp going down??? I took out all water and Sponges and still its going up and down. its still in the 60 to 65% any idea how I can keep my temp up and humidity down??
     
  5. WVduckchick

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    Unless its very very humid outside, or inside your house, it should eventually go down on its own, if you removed all the water. May just take a couple hours. Or you may have to provide a little more ventilation, if possible.
     
  6. KBgirls

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    Thanks!
     
  7. WVduckchick

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    @KBgirls did the humidity come down?
     
  8. KBgirls

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    So just an update of my duck eggs, I have been up all night trying to get the temp and humitity right and have yet to get it to stay at the right temp and so on!! The temp goes up to 103 - down to 91 and then the humidity goes down in to 50% up to 70% it just won't stay right with the temp when i do get it at 99 the humitity goes to high! I am at the point of giving up and think that they won't make it at all with the temp going so low! I am so mad at the hatchery at this point!! Should I keep at it ? or give up? is there still a chance they might make it after 3 days of crazy temps and humidity?? I am so disappointed and think they don't have any chance!! [​IMG]
     
  9. KBgirls

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    the thing that sucks the most is once i get it all set with in the hour it changes!!!
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  10. WVduckchick

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    You are still early... don't give up yet! They certainly still have a good chance!! You haven't "cooked" them by being waaaay high, so you are still ok! Remember, just because the thermometer fluctuates quickly, the eggs retain a more constant temp than you would think. If you can get it leveled out, I believe they will be fine. Play around with your vent holes, plug some, open some... Do you have a fan in there?
     

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