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French frogs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scflock, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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  2. Sally Sunshine

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    I gotta find the links to the on diary thread where I have all this stuff. I pulled it for the incu thread but didnt add those links yet.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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    Hi walnut, what ever came of your hatch then? I dont think you told us over in the incu thread.
     
  4. Ravynscroft

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    My kind of gal!! :highfive:
     
  5. WalnutHill

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    I gotta find the links to the on diary thread where I have all this stuff. I pulled it for the incu thread but didnt add those links yet.

    Sally, did you follow what happened on my latest hatch? I set fresh eggs in my GQF and filled the water reservoir. After 4 days I candled and the air cells were not even visible! I drained the reservoir and went on a 10 day vacation. I came home on day 14 and candled, and found...air cells at day 4 stage. My son tried to be helpful and added water every day.

    I took all the water out again and ran 16% humidity, as low as I could go, and ran from day 14 to day 20. All 8 eggs had normal sized air cells by day 20, and all hatched on day 21 without any sticky chicks, but the membranes were in terrible condition...leathery and tan...due to the desert-like conditions the last few days.

    This is just my observation, and was not a controlled test, but these chicks are among the most active I've ever hatched.
     
  6. Ravynscroft

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    Aiyah, that is connected with turning and moisture/weight loss in the egg... yup, got that... but here's the thing... w/out misting they are running between 25-30% humidity, and many DIS at lockdown w/out internal pip... the ones that do hatch come out with globs of jelly goo...

    Misting drops humidity 5-10% more after it evaporates... more make it through lockdown to internal pip, but many come out with liquid over them that dries like cement...
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    not up till you came back, you told us about the kid adding water and then you werent gonna check them yet and thats the last update.
    interesting, you had them in the new refurbed bator? what turning does that run on?
    I did better incubating the little silky ducks horizontal but again they were shipped everytime, never had my own to set, so the ph in the albumen was already changed too. They say that turning is a very important part of this CAM spread more than the humidity.
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  8. WalnutHill

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  9. Sally Sunshine

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    yes that yellow jelly crap.. and the DIS are not mals?

    at some point you should try to do the warm dip and cooling of the eggs to see if you loose more weight from the heat pulling out of the egg instead of the egg taking the misting inside.

    think about that above, the duck sits on her nest and heats them eggs up and she has a wet belly turned hot, she gets up and that cool air hits the eggs and draws out the moisture, like I try to explain to everyone, open your front door in the middle of winter and feel that suck the life out of you, no difference for the egg. And why I try to explain that to people fiddlin with eggs after lockdown, everytime they open the bator they are dragging more of that needed humidity out of the shells when it needs it the most.
     

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