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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.
Lacrystol, I have shipped duck eggs on day 19. They are in a styro fan forced bator. Temp runs 99.5-100, and humidity around 30. The eggs are in a cut down carton. I have been hand turning (rocking back and forth) 5 times a day. Most ACs look real good. BUT. My husband was put in hospital with acute pancreatitis. Probably a 5-7 day stay. It is a 5 hour round trip. I will only go home once a day to care for animals and turn eggs. Which means they will only get turn once a day the last week of incubation. What are my odds of any hatching. I'm really bummed here. The eggs have really tried hard. Thank for your thoughts
I have cousins in the area. But none of know anything about hatching. And I do not trust them to understand what I'm saying over the phone. My hubs was transported by ambulance at 4am this morning. So there was no time to arrange anything. Thanks for the thought
Did a full candle of all bator eggs (the ducks are sitting on 60+)
All eggs look great. A couple porous ones. Lots of wigglers!!! Even the one under the pigeon doing well.
The live pigeon babies in the bator are keeping humidity around 35 with both vents open. I find humidity in low 30s works best for me. I'm going to candle eggs under duck butts tonight. These are all community nests and there were several nights of temps in the teens before they started sitting.... I'll pull any that show clears.
Do you have an incubator? I would definitely put them in one if you have it. The moms usually rotate the eggs underneath them but that was a lot of eggs. Lol. There's still hope if you can keep them around 99 degrees till hatch.
Yesterday was day 19 for me on a batch of chicken eggs. I'm still getting used to my new incubator and I had to take the eggs out 4 times so I could get my humidity right! 1 had an internal pip around 10pm. No externals yet.
Sorry to hear about your husband. Turning is much less important during the last week of incubation. If you can turn them once or twice while you're home, I think they will be fine!
Thank you. I know it is not perfect, but it's the best I can do. And just hope for the best. I will let you all know the outcome.
Sounds good and good luck. Another member that I'm friends with just went through something very similar with her husband. So hang in there. I'm sure he'll be better soon!
Sorry Ruby, I was way behind. I got the cheap FI still air styro. I was planning to take it back today because I fired it up last night and the thermos were all over the place. But I looked at 6 different stores for something better with no luck. I think I can rig the fan from my old one to this one, so I may test it again tomorrow. Will let ya know. Just incubate in the Brinsea and hatch in this. Maybe
So sorry hun, but I agree with Ruby, I think they will be fine. My husband is still recovering from ruptured appendix, and emergency surgery, so I feel your pain.
I wonder if that's the one Ravyn has...I think it may have been havabator though. I think still air would do good with humidity at lockdown too. I'm thinking of buying another mini Eco. I should have never sold mine extra one!