Houston, we have internal pipping! Homestretch questions for 1st timer

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kwack, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. kwack

    kwack Out Of The Brooder

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    Hooray! All six have pipped internally. So, what, it's one or two days to pip the shell?

    They were set 2:30 PM March 5. So that puts us at day 25. The bator was running 101-102 for the first 2 days until we finally got it at a steady 100. Will the increase temp have sped them up?

    I realized that the humidity was low after I finally buying a hygrometer. Since then I've been keeping it around 60%.

    Tomorrow:
    last spray
    remove auto turner
    raise humidity to 75%

    Anything else?[​IMG][​IMG]:celebrate
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Are these ducks or geese?

    You may have to go higher on that humidity. I had to bump mine to 90% during hatching because the membrane started to "shrink wrap" around my duckling. I ended up helping him a bit, but he is fine now at 4 weeks.

    Metzer farms runs their incubators for ducks at 86% during development and 94% at hatch. Not easy for me to do in Colorado [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd take them out of the turner if they're already internally pipped.
     
  4. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
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    Goooo lil chickies! [​IMG]
    Good luck with your first hatch! I just set my first hatch yesterday so I'm a little jealous of everyone pipping and hatching right now....sniff...but I'll just live vicariously of you all and wait my turn.
     
  5. kwack

    kwack Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:3 Pekins, 1 Cayuga, and 2 Welsh Harlequin eggs. I will remove the auto turner and bump the humidity. How could you tell the membrane was shrink wrapping?

    Thanks all,
    kwack
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    It was turning white and it was constricting around the duckling.
     
  7. kwack

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    Quote:Okay, I get the shrink wrap part but how could you tell that through the shell?

    Sorry if that's a dumb question.

    Thanks
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    The shell was partially open. I could see inside. It happened after the pip and partial zip
     
  9. kwack

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    Right. I got it. Thanks.

    Wifezilla - did you intervene with the hatch at that point?
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I did. I peeled some of the shell and membrane away from JJ's bill. I did see a little blood spotting and stopped, but it was just enough to help him breathe better and once the humidity was up, he worked himself out the rest of the way.
     

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