Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Wow, I was over a hundred posts behind! :th but I finally got here(may have quickly skimmed a couple pages)

    So I'm just going to congratulate all the hatchlings and jump back in now!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    LOL. Yeah if I get behind I skim too....lol
     
  3. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Um, we can do that? Well, Duh Diane! That explains a lot. <sigh>
     
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  4. quackshack74

    quackshack74 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I candled just now. My gut says this looks bad. Please help me. The air sack is bigger than yesterday and I didn't see movement, is she dead or stuck. :( HELP
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  5. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the reason you wait to up humidity? Do you just go by air cells or is it for all hatches?
    @RavynFallen @FridayYet
     
  6. quackshack74

    quackshack74 Out Of The Brooder

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    1 more picture from just now. DaY 28 as I stated before. My hydrometer was broken, other egg quit 2 weeks in, (sticky egg).
    I thought this one would make it. :(

    I'm just sick to my stomach. Is there any hope my baby duck is alive? ??
     
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  7. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    For me it's air cells. If they seem right on track, on average, I'll up the humidity on day 18. If they seem a little small, I'll wait until they look "right" or until there is a pip. Last few hatches I've waited an extra day.
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Until the shell is compromised (ie, externally pipped), they really don't need the extra humidity... the higher humidity is to keep the membrane supple while hatching... they say 3 days before as a broad average...



    Unfortunately, I don't see any drawdown and that clear space between the embryo and the air cell *usually* means DIS... but I'd leave it just in case... I've had many surprise me...
     
  9. quackshack74

    quackshack74 Out Of The Brooder

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  10. quackshack74

    quackshack74 Out Of The Brooder

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    DIS is that forgive me (dead in shell?)
    & what is draw down?
     

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