Hatching Khaki Campbells

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kychilds7, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Were you running 50-60% humidity all through incubation?
     
  2. kychilds7

    kychilds7 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh and the brand of incubator is little giant. i put a warm paper towel in earlier and my humidity is at 71%, is hat okay or should it be higher?
     
  3. kychilds7

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    yes it was usually around 50%, sometimes a little bit higher but never anymore than 60%
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    You're very welcome... sorry, got busy and missed your question... also, WV gives great advice too... :)

    If it hatches with yolk sac, pop it in a small cup lubed up with vaseline so it won't stick to the cup and leave it in it til it absorbs... if it runs around it risks popping it and that's about 99% fatal if yolk sac ruptures...
    50-60% humidity is a bit high for first 25 days, you usually only want to get it higher when they hatching... was there a lot of liquid in the shell inside with the one that didn't make it? Or goo, mighta been hardened?
     
  5. kychilds7

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    there wasn't really any liquid at all, there was a little bit of goo around the yolk sac but that's really it. when i last candled the other ducklings they looked like there was a good bit of liquid still in there. my humidity is at 50% right now ranging from 47% to 60% at the highest but it keeps fluctuating so i can't really tell
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Ok, if it's been about there then it shouldn't be an issue for now... just keep an eye out for drawdown in the air cell or pips... :)
     
  7. kychilds7

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    i checked this morning and another one is in the air cell ( or trying to get to it) and this time i can hear it peeping! i cant quite see the bill but i can see where it is trying to break through to the air sac and i can hear its little chirps so thats a good sign i guess!!!
     
  8. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Sounds like he ran out of air.
     
  9. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Then that would have not cause shrink wrapping..
     
  10. kychilds7

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    how long do they typically have after internally pipping? i have another that pipped at 10pm last night and still hasnt made any progress and im getting worried
     

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