I need advice on lock down for ducks right away.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jimlas, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. jimlas

    jimlas Out Of The Brooder

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    May 17, 2011
    I am on day 22 with 18 Khaki Cambell duck eggs. Most of them started to move yesterday,the first of March, maybe the day before. Lock down isn't due until Tuesday, but should I lock down sooner due to their moving so much??? I was turning them three times a day as well but I was thinking of turning them on the side that has the largest part of the air cell facing up and leaving them there until lock down as well???

    I need any advice please.

    Thank you!
    Wendy
     
  2. Goin Quackrrs

    Goin Quackrrs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2012
    Western Washington
    Hi Wendy!

    It doesn't hurt to lock down a day or two early. Some people candle and look for the bill to appear in the air cell (internal pip) and use that as their cue to lock down.

    You are welcome to join us in the gigantic "Hatch Day" thread. We're a pretty fun group!
     
  3. jimlas

    jimlas Out Of The Brooder

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    May 17, 2011
    Thank you so much. I guess upping the humidity at this point can't hurt anyway. Better than them shrink wrapping because I didn't do anything :eek:)
    I think I will join you on that other thread. Thank you!
     

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