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i dont know how old the eggs in my bator are please help mee!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Songster

    Jun 16, 2009
    South Wales
    hey, i got 2 chicken eggs and 6 duck eggs in my bator buttt i got 4 duck eggs from my dads mate and i dont know how long his duck had been sitting on them there for i dont know when thay should go into lockdown [​IMG]

    my chicken eggs go into lockdown in 5 days but the duck eggs are older than my eggs i cracked one (thought it was rotten) but it wasnt [​IMG] and it looked like a 13 day old chicken (but it was a duckling) couse i cant seem to find a website that shows u duck egg stages while there incubating so i had to go by a chicken egg stages and the duckling looked like a 13/14 day old chick so thats what i've gone by thay go into lockdown about 1 or 2 days after the chicken eggs (if i have got how old thay are right)

    am i doin the right thing plss helpp me [​IMG]

    i really want them to hatch couse there indian runner ducks

    thanks [​IMG]

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    I would just do best guess .. The last week or so its not nearly as vital to turn so if you lockdown at day 25 (by your guestiamte) you should be ok .. Just watch your humidityas you lockdown the others....
  3. buffbeauty

    buffbeauty Songster

    May 13, 2010
    Central Arkansas
    I had similar situation. I just candled eggs during the last few days that I thought might be around day 18, I looked for the bottom of the egg to fill up and when that happened I put them into lockdown. One hatched the next day and I was really worried but the others hatched the next 2 days after that so it worked out pretty well. Just watch for the bottom of the eggs to get dark

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