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Hatching oxygen

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by enriquec, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little guys began incubating Thursday 8/14 at noon, so this Thursday should be their first/zero birthday!

    They're in an incubator that looks very much like this [​IMG]

    I'm about to take the egg turner out and I'm thinking of putting a layer of bedding for them. The two concerns I have are, will they have enough air/oxygen? There's 23 of them and I figure they'll be "huffing and puffing" with all that hard hatching work. And the 2nd concern, they wouldn't be able to reach and accidentally hurt themselves on the heating coil right? I figure if they can, they wouldn't be dumb enough to actually hurt themselves right?

    I might be overly concerned for no reason. Such a small space with so little airflow for so many ducklings just seems bad.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I know nothing about hatching in a bator I let my Scovy's do it but we have a very experienced hacher on here her name is Lacrystol if you PM her I'm sure she could give you info.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
  3. enriquec

    enriquec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Done, thank you :)
     

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