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First Hatch, WHO'S WITH ME?! Due the 19th!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KnightslilAngel, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. KnightslilAngel

    KnightslilAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Got my eggies(khaki Campbell Ducks), The seller gave me 2 extra i was thrilled.
    But as i passed them over i was a ruptured air cell in 2 of them and another elongated egg cell.
    So im hoping for the best they are setting today, I'm going to try my best.

    EDIT: Day 24 and all are developing!!!

    [ Pics of incubator on pg 2]

    All active and developing fine.
    Just there is one with a large air cell
    can that cause a problem for the baby??
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  2. TheBuff

    TheBuff Out Of The Brooder

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    mmm


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  3. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I think mine are due around the 10th. It's my first hatch also! I put 10 in yesterday and one last egg in today.
     
  4. KnightslilAngel

    KnightslilAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thats great. I got my egg today with 2 extra but unfortunately the post office must have messed with them because they all had a ruptured air cell.

    But hopefully with the Egg Carton technique they will be ok?
     
  5. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    sorry, I am new to hatching but how do you know you had ruptured air cell?
     
  6. KnightslilAngel

    KnightslilAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you Candle the eggs and the air cell is moving around the egg. It means its no longer staying in one spot and inside the egg white.

    Good luck with your hatch
     
  7. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Thank you. So I take it you thow those out? I have a hen sitting on eggs right now and due to hatch may 10th. Do you recommend I candle those eggs? Or just let her sit? Thanks and best of luck with your hatch! Fun!
     
  8. KnightslilAngel

    KnightslilAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not throwing them away because I'm trying a new technique but i would just let your hen do she has too. But I've never used a hen for incubating. mine are only like a year and a half old so they havent hatched any yet.
     
  9. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    That is what I thought. I guess I will let nature take its course, especially since I have never hatched before and don't know what I am doing. Thanks!
     
  10. KnightslilAngel

    KnightslilAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with everything :3
     

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