Help..please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenbell83, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. jenbell83

    jenbell83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i started incubating some duck eggs. i candled them at day 7 and amazingly i have 15 alive and moving. but i noticed one of the eggs has about an inch long crack in it. it doesnt have anything leaking and i can see the embryo moving around. so i cleaned out an egg carton and put the eggs in to protect them from anymore cracking. but they are sitting upright and ive been very carefully just tilting the whole incubator from side to side using a box underneath to prop it. but im worried im not angling them enough from side to side. so my question is if im incubating the eggs upright instead of on their side how far do i have to angle them? i dont want them to fall over so i dont want to chance pushing it to far on its side. how much angle is nessecarry??!!
     
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    jenbell83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. sumi

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    45 degrees over to one side and then 45 degrees over to the opposite side, so they go through a full 90 degrees each time you tilt them. You can fix the crack in the egg with some melted candle wax, birthday candle preferably, as the wax melts at a lower temperature. Good luck with your hatch!
     
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  4. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you using to candle?
     
  5. jenbell83

    jenbell83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 different flashlights. one is a candler that came with the incubater. and then i have a 6 bulb LED flashlight. and a 90 lumen( lumen meaning how bright it is on the brightness scale..lol) ..90 lumen flashlight from lows for 13 bucks.
     
  6. jenbell83

    jenbell83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get some really good pics. and its cool to watch it grow. it looks like a little shrimp with a big eyeball..lol
     
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    jenbell83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jenbell83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jenbell83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] the little dark spot in the middle is the baby duck
     
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  10. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that is way cool! I don't have a special light for candling but I'va also never seen such amazing displays! I usually have to concentrate while looking for a spot. Which one works the best? ( I know what lumen are though hahaha)
     
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