Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're due March 20 (10am set) Yup, duck eggs, and breeds are 28 dayers.
     
  2. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks K. Just frustrated. Hate losing perfectly formed ducklings. The last one was the specific HertieGertie egg, no malformation, just got a web nail hooked in its yolk. Grrrrr
     
  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    So that is pretty early. You must have been running higher temps or like you said, heat spikes. They are just not fully cooked but trying to come out anyway! Please keep us posted on what's going on! :hugs
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    have you all seen this?

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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    So I just checked the shell temps on the eggs in the Janoel... Seems like the eggs on the right side are much warmer than the ones on the left. Warmest one was 102.8, coolest was 98. This might explain why most of the eggs on the left side died.

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  6. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to get one of those. That might explain why an entire row of eggs along the back side all quit at once....

    Two eggs are peeping at each other. The sad part of that (besides the fact that they shouldn't be) is that the pit bull is hiding in the bedroom. She's terrified of ducklings!!
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    THta is very interesting Kathy, thanks!

    Haha! That's got to be hilarious to see.
     
  8. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes! This is excellent. I have the chart on the fifth page saved to my bookmarks. Great resource on temps!
     
  9. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's where I'm at.
    Two internal pips showed some blood staining on inside of shell. Opened eggs. Hole smaller than dime sized. Stopped blood. Minor amount, small vessel. However, noticed that membrane was white on both. Moistened with water and bacitracin. I keep the bacitracin in bator to make it easier to use. I did notice that where I'm seeing shadow movement is where the membrane was starting to dry, shrink wrap and pull away from shell. So, thinking that's what's going on with the others I made a pin hole in the other 2 eggs and then made the holes the size of a pencil. Membranes whiteish turning light tan. No internal pip on those, just tight membranes. Moistened those and then covered the holes with a small piece of Saran Wrap attached to the shell with bacitracin. Jacked humidity to 65. Both vent holes open. Temp and humidity holding stable. Peeps from the two periodically. And now I wait.
     
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  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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