Helping call ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dec1an, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Dec1an

    Dec1an Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone,

    I have got 8 call duck eggs in an incubator and all eight are fertile. The last time I hatched calls i bought 6 eggs, 3 where fertile and 2 hatched.

    Ive been doing some reading up on hatch rates etc and from what ive read it is mainly to do with the the ducks air sac.

    Someone advised me to use something like a pin to create a small opening so they dont suffocate

    Is this advisable and how long should i give them before i start to do it. I dont want to mess up the humidity you see

    Any advice would be much appreciated
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    There are several experienced hatchers who check in at the Thread Formerly Known as Hatch Day is Today. Perhaps they can help.

    I am 99% useless in regards to hatching. The few things I know I learned from our hatchers here.
     
  3. 3BirdGirlz

    3BirdGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up the thread: Intervention, helping your chicks hatch. I'm planning on using it as I am incubating some call eggs also.
     
  4. Dec1an

    Dec1an Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks guys :)
     

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