First Time Incubator!!!!!! Starting in 3...2...1....GO!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kzane23, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. kzane23

    kzane23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG. I just got 15 eggs set up in my incubator and its FREAKING ME OUT! lol[​IMG] I've been reading everyone elses baby posts and I'm so nervous!

    I've got 12 Mystery eggs that were dropped off at our local feed store this morning and 3 of my Swedish hens eggs(Papa's a Pekin). [​IMG] Those 3 are a total toss up though. I cracked an older one to check for fertility and it 'looked' right but I have no idea. They have been in the house at room temp for about a week so I'm not holding my breath on that one. The Mystery eggies came from a house with about 10 or so random ducks I'm told so again, it's a toss up.... Wish me luck! I'm going to try and post day by day pics and updates [​IMG]



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  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exciting! The first time is always the most amazing, but can also be the most stressful! Just relax and enjoy the miracle. :)
     
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  3. kzane23

    kzane23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Since I started them so late this evening,I should count tomorrow as Day 1 right?
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, the first 24 hours is known as Day 0. So tomorrow evening will be Day 1. ;)
     
  5. kzane23

    kzane23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so eggcited! Hehe
     
  6. kzane23

    kzane23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Question, I candled today at Day 4 and couldn't really see anything except for in the smallest egg. My other Mystery eggs are gigantic and now I'm wondering if they could possibly be Muscovy?? They are white-ish and have almost invisible green flecks on them and are HUGE. Almost goose sized.....
     
  7. kzane23

    kzane23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WIN! I re candled my eggies today(Day5) and I have LIFE!!!![​IMG]4 of the Mystery eggs were no good and 2 of my personal eggs weren't any good either [​IMG] I truthfully didn't expect any of my eggs to be good but K3 has veins!!!!! I'm so excited I could squeal!!!! I've gotten two more of my own eggs since the first and I've put them in as well.

    Now, I do have a question for any experienced duck hatcher. Two of the eggs show a very prominent red dash. Almost like a Nike symbol. Is this the start of a blood ring? I figured I would leave them in until I candle again on day 10 or so.
     
  8. kzane23

    kzane23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Day 5!!

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    [​IMG]These would be mom and dad to the three eggies on the bottom

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    [​IMG]I don't think you can tell in these pictures but he has got the prettiest blue eyes :)
     
  9. Trexroo

    Trexroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is a predominate red dash you may wish to compare it to a red ring of death, I'm sorry to say it might be a bad sign.
     
  10. donkeydew2farms

    donkeydew2farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kzane23 that is a cute couple I wish you luck with the incubating.
     

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