Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Thanks! That's not even all of them... :oops:

    Took the pic before the last few stragglers joined... :gig
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    They're just sooooo cute!
     
  3. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!!!
     
  4. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been keeping an eye on one particular egg and now I see the goo in there... All things considered, still no complaints. However I'll ask again, what causes the goo to form? Where/what creates/causes it?
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Some say too high of humidity during incubation, but I prefer to say that the egg did not properly lose enough moisture during incubation... is it duck egg? Bigger than the others, or thicker shelled?
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    For a minute there, you totally made my head spin.....lol But I get what you are saying....lol And it's a good point.
     
  7. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck, of course!! It can't be too high humidity. I've been running around 25....(I have better luck with lower humidity). The air cell is correct and the same as the others along with egg size. Can bacteria cause the goo to form? What exactly is the goo?
    And now the impossible...can the goo be pulled/forced out?
     
  8. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about shell thickness... I'm kind of willing to "experiment" with goo removal... As there are still veins and movement. What about washing the egg to remove bloom and make more porous....
     
  9. Ravynscroft

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    lol... it's just been irritating me lately since the first thing someone usually says is too high of humidity, but I run low humidity and still get it too sometimes... I think there's more than one reason and egg doesn't lose enough moisture... ;)



    I figured it was duck, but had to make sure, lol... I run similar humidity, but still get some like that... usually it's the odd eggs, the ones not as similar sized as the majority...

    Do you mist or sponge the eggs? Just curious...

    As for surviving the goo, it depends on how much goo you're talking about... a little tends to not be a big deal, in fact when they start spinning for zipping, it twirls back and under their butt into the bottom of the egg... a lot of goo is hit or miss... sometimes you can clear enough away to get them safely out, but the biggest issue is them breathing some in... if it gets into their lungs it dries rock hard and will stop their lungs completely...
     
  10. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't mist or sponge. Haven't this time anyway. And there's goo. Lots. That's why I'm curious as to what it is... Is it like humans having white blood cells attack and then coming out as pus. Is it some sort of defensive mechanism or is it ...... This egg will quit overnight with this amount. I think I'll scrub the bloom off.....
     

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