Help, Ducks Hatching at Day 24

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Garcia52312, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Garcia52312

    Garcia52312 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I have never had this problem before, I'm kind of freaking out. Ok so recently I bought a Hova Bator 1602N and some Pekin Duck Eggs off eBay. I started up the Incubator 4 days before I set the eggs, I placed an Acu-Rite Thermometer(the one with the temp and humidity percentage) in the middle of the incubator. I got it to 99-102 degrees and the humidity between 48-55% it was stable for those 4 days so I set the eggs on February 22nd at around 6am so I counted that as Day 1. Today (Day 25) would've been the day I would've placed them on lockdown and increase the humidity to 70-80% however I came home from work yesterday and heard peeping, when I looked in the window of the incubator I noticed they had pipped a large hole through their shell and a lot of the membrane is showing, I am just worried about the membrane drying out, I placed them on lockdown with temp at 99 and humidity at 75% when I left work this morning. All were peeping away at hearing my voice, membrane was white and a bit dry so I dipped my finger in some water and rubbed it on the exposed membrane and placed them back in the incubator. I have been at work for almost 8 hours, I just really am needing some advice and comfort that they will be ok and not dry out and die, is there anything I can do? Has anyone had this problem before....[​IMG]
     
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  2. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can lightly wrap the egg in a moist paper towelette. Try placing the eggs over the water channel for direct vapor. Can you show some pictures so people can see how far they are?
     
  3. Garcia52312

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    They are over a water channel. When I left for work this morning their blood vessels were still there but starting to fade.yolk sac was still there but about large marble sized. Got home from work around 5pm all were still alive, one has just hatched. There are 3 that are about to hatch and 2 that just have their beaks out of the membrane and pip hole. I think they will all be ok though. Here's a pick of the one that has hatched :) any name suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  4. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww so adorable :D. Glad to see there hatching successfully. Etta, glacier, Enya, arbor, buffington, Arcadia, shimmer, burr, monte, burt, muffler... meh I try to use names that seem uncommon.
     
  5. Garcia52312

    Garcia52312 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll go with Arcadia :)
     
  6. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that was fast lol
     
  7. Garcia52312

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    Lol ya, kinda just sitting here on my phone procrastinating doing the dishes. But yea I really like that name :) really unique
     
  8. Garcia52312

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    [​IMG]

    2 out of 7 waiting for the others to finish drying :)
     
  9. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my! They are so cute [​IMG] Nothings better than spring time babies. Lol they look a little sleepy.
     
  10. Garcia52312

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    Yes!! :) they had actually just woken up from a nap ^_^
     

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