First time incubating duck eggs. What does the humidity need to be to hatch?

Hlb34

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They have picked through the egg. You can see their bill, but it looks like it's dry. What do I do?
 

tia

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Sometimes I take a wet warm Q-Tip and moisten the area around the pip. I have also wrapped it up in a warm, damp paper towel to add moisture. This is only after giving it every opportunity to hatch on its own. Humidity I use at hatching is 65
 

Hlb34

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Is this normal with duck eggs?
 

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Hlb34

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Sometimes I take a wet warm Q-Tip and moisten the area around the pip. I have also wrapped it up in a warm, damp paper towel to add moisture. This is only after giving it every opportunity to hatch on its own. Humidity I use at hatching is 65
One duckling looks like it's dragging its egg shell around with it. What do i do??
 

tia

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It may still be attached. It should fall off. You might want to check to see if it is totally absorbed. If not I would leave it in the incubator when you take the rest out. I usually lay a clean damp paper towel down so nothing will stick to him and hopefully he will absorb everything today. It is hard knowing without a picture or knowing if there are still more ducks in your incubator hatching.
 

Hlb34

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It may still be attached. It should fall off. You might want to check to see if it is totally absorbed. If not I would leave it in the incubator when you take the rest out. I usually lay a clean damp paper towel down so nothing will stick to him and hopefully he will absorb everything today. It is hard knowing without a picture or knowing if there are still more ducks in your incubator hatching.

It's not a very good pic but this is the ducking. There are two more in the incubator tryin to break through.
 

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Hlb34

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Here is one of the other duckling that is tryin to hatch. I was wanting to know if this is okay or do I need to try to get it out myself??
 

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