Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha, it does look like that.
     
  2. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha! I see it!!!
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yes!!!! lol
     
  4. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do newly hatched chicks usually lay their heads down sideways on the floor in the incubator? My lil duckling is doing it now and I am worried he is sick. He is about 6 hours old now and still not completely dry. After acting healthy and chipper for awhile, he is now lying right under the heater with his head laying flat on the screen.

    He's prob just sleeping and I'm bein paranoid again but any reassurance that hes fine would be great.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I don't know if ducks are anything like chicks, but a chick will give you a heart attack by the way it will be in full active mode and then-narcoleptic. Face plant on the floor. Looking deader than a door knob. Make a sound and boom it's up and running again....
     
  6. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, good to hear. I'm headin to Murdoch's to get some supplies for the brooder so that'll keep my mind off him for a bit. Plus, I've gotta drop my naughty dachshund off at grandma's house. Had 2 duckling massacres from him last year and now that he hears the duck peeping he is trying to get onto the counter to do it again. Lil brat killed 11 ducks and 8 turkeys last year so he's goin to grandma's house til the ducks are big enough to go outside.
     
  7. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducklings sleep like the dead for the first day. Even after that, they play hard then snooze. There's times when the breathing is soooo low, I will make noise or poke it (gently!). For their drinking water for a while in the brooder I use nutridrench or sav a chic electrolyte water. Helps recover from the hard work of hatching!
     
  8. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Wow Ruby, you and the 20 really don't get along! LOL

    Just to offer an opposing viewpoint, I love mine. I love this the rails are so adjustable and you can have a row of larger eggs on one side and smaller ones on the other. Or even no rails and fit in 28 or more eggs! The temperature is always rock solid and the humidity recovers super quickly.

    Does take a little more effort to maintain high humidity during lockdown though, but with paper towels or a cloth to act as a wick, it does pretty good.

    Obviously it's not the incubator for everyone, but I'm really happy with mine.
     
  9. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    See! It's happening!! So how many eggs do you have all together?


    Ha! You're right!
    I don't know about geese but chicks do this whole "drop dead" thing. They are running around like crazy one minute and then fall flat on their faces the next! The first 24-48 hours of life is mostly sleep for them.
     
  10. quackshack74

    quackshack74 Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 26 here, cant wait till the hatch us actually in progress. my temperature got up to 101 F while i was at work.
    My house is very dry here so I'm still misting a couple times a day, & there's a cup with wet spinge in incubator of course.
    I did this last summer too, but since tgevotger egg quit on me 2 weeks in, I'm a mess this time.
    What are thechances of this eggy not making it?
    It looked nice last night at last candling. ♡
     

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