Extremely sadded eggs! Any tips?!

Doobly

Songster
Nov 20, 2012
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Very saddled shipped muscovy eggs; we are talking ones that arrived with the air cells right down to the middle on some. Day 9 and we have 5/6 developing. All the embryos are just under the air cell so the veins are poking out. Any tips? Air sacs aren't detached but the air was moving a lot when initially marking the cells before setting. Any tips? I've heard a few people keep them upright all incubation and they keep the humidity high to prevent the egg losing too much moisture?

We've just come out of a dry hatch following this guide where we only hatched one who died at a week old so our hearts really want some babies to keep at the end of this one! Currently on day 9.
 

Tonyroo

Crowing
Mar 29, 2020
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If your able to incubate the eggs upright that might help your chances of the egg content to balance out. Egg carton will work just tilt every 4-6 hours.
 

lhance

In the Brooder
Apr 27, 2020
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if they are still saddled when it comes to lock down, i would put them in cut down egg cartons for hatching, so you can keep them mostly upright then.
 

lhance

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Personally I don’t change the humidity. I always just go by egg weight as the develop and let that guide my humidity
 

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