First time call hatcher..I have a pip*Pics Added*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sonjab314, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Congrats and good luck. [​IMG]
     
  2. Woo Hoo!
    Lets see some pictures!

    Here are our first ducklings! They are only a day old in this pic, still a little wet!

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  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Still no babies. I am strating to get a little worried. I hear calls are really hard to hatch.
     
  4. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chirping

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    If they don't hatch after awhile pm me and I'll give you hatching tips but it can take awhile for them to hatch. Have any of them shown progress at all? What is your incubator temp? What is your humidity? there is alot of debate ovrt what it should be but if you do not lower the temp by a few degrees they will become lethargic, also the humidity should be around 65 but don't freeak if it is slightly over or under!
     
  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    My temp is right at 100* and the humidity is at 65% exactly. Please feel free to pm me with any advice that you have. I don't want to lose these guys.
     
  6. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chirping

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    Lower your temp to 99-98. Just barely adjust the temp and open the inc. breifly! I know that on this forum that's taboo, but I believe that it will benifit you! If a humidity drop is a concern put add a Tbs of hot water to your humidity source and the brief opening of the inc will not cause harm. Wait and hour and see if there is a difference and I will check back here in an hour. Remember, you are not looking for a huge difference but mayby a crack in the shell that wasn't there before!
     
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  7. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chirping

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    I am going to tuck my kids in so I pm you anyway. Hope to hear updates!
     
  8. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chirping

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    Last I heard it sounded like things were going well, do we have any babies yet?
     
  9. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I named the black one Elvis because his egg yesterday was the KING of rock and roll lol
     
  10. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Songster

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    congrats = such cuties [​IMG]
     

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