Help with duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jss46, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. jss46

    jss46 Just Hatched

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    My brother has hatched duck eggs and I am hatching for the first time and I always thought to put the big end down pointy side up but I just heard different it has been 6 days is it too late to flip them.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You always want the big end up with air cell upwards and the pointy side down. I'd flip them now. Hopefully no damage has yet been done. You might end up with some of them malpositioned.
     
  3. lindsbradway

    lindsbradway Just Hatched

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    could this be a reason some of my fertile eggs died in the middle of the incubation month? because i put mine big side down small side up, and only one duckling hatched [​IMG]
     
  4. chickens really

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    Yes, and Duck eggs seam to do better hatching on their side than up and down.....Air cell always to the top......:)

    Cheers!
     
  5. lindsbradway

    lindsbradway Just Hatched

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    Mph okay, I will do this in the future! Thanks!
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I don't have trouble hatching them vertically, but yes, that could definitely be why yours were lost - you never want the small end up, always the big end.
     
  7. lindsbradway

    lindsbradway Just Hatched

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    :)The first time I hatched my ducks I did not use an egg turner all of my eggs where vertical and only 1 hatched. This time I am using the turner but I will take it out 3-2 days before they are supposed to hatch. Hopefully this time next month I will have ducklings!!
     

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