Hatch date over

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stillmecle, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    My hatch date was yesterday. There was wiggling yesterday but none today. These are Roeon and Buff duck eggs. My temperature is at 99.5 and humidity is staying between 75 and 80. I am using a still air incubator. What do I do and how long over can they go? This is my first time hatching.
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    It can take a few extra days. My eggs are two days late, and many haven't even hatched yet, even though they all were alive when I candled a few days back. Give them some time. [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I would hold out for a few more days... candle and look for movement ... yesterday were the eggs rocking or did you candle and see the movement?
     
  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    I would give them a few more days.

    Still air should be around 101. So they may be a few days longer if incubated at a lower temp.
     
  5. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    Once on lockdown I am not suppose to open the lid, am I?
     
  6. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    You should avoid it as much as possible.
     
  7. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Temperature: 99.5 is for a fan assisted bator, but a still air one should be higher, something like 101.5 measured at the level of the tops of the eggs. So if your temps have been steady at 99.5 throughout the incubation, they've been lower than they should have been, which will likely have slowed down the development of your ducklings. Don't panic and don't change your temps now, but be aware that you could be in for a late hatch...
     
  8. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    What should my humidity be at or is it fine where it is between 75 to 80. I still have not seen any movement today.
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I agree...
     
  10. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    Ok well thank you everybody. Being a first time mom of baby in the shell ducks I can use all the help I can get. I will keep you all informed how it goes the next few days.
     

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