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Hatching Indian runner ducks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ozzy duck, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Hello all I have 11 Indian runner eggs in my incubator. It is day 30. Yesterday several of them made a small external pip. But nothing since. One has pipped at the wrong end of the shell so I cracked off a little of the shell over the pip wet the membrane and put a tiny little hole in it above the beak for air. I am so nervous I'm not sure how long to wait between intervening Incase they are stuck. I am concerned as it it still very cold down here and having trouble keeping humidity up. 70% is the most I have managed. How can I tell if the membranes are to dry and the chicks can't turn. This is worse than childbirth and I have 5 children lol.
     

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    For best advice I think you need to post on the "Duck thread." put that in the searchbox and it should come up for you.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great links already and I'm sure that the peeps in those forums will help you out.

    Best of luck
    CT
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

  8. newchickmama91

    newchickmama91 Songster

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    Just put my runner ducks into lockdown! Slightly nervous because 1. I haven't been successful with duck eggs and 2. These are shipped and they have saddle shaped air cells!! Got a feeling these next few days are going to feel like forever [​IMG] due to the air cells I may need help incase I have to assist!
     
  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    The good folks over on the Incubating & Hatching forum should be able to help you out. Or the Duck forum peeps.

    Best of luck!
     

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