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I need an answer...ASAP please!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justusnak, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Some of you might remember...I had a little grey duck...Mo. Well, Mo was setting on a clutch of eggs, when she just up and dissapeared.! I have no idea how long she was on the nest, so I dont know when they will hatch. They are in my bator now...and I just keep turning and keeping the humidity about 60%. Now...my question...I just candled them...and it seems a few are pipping through into the air pocket. So, I stop turning them....right??How high should the humidity be now?? I just want them to hatch, since I have recently lost ALL of my ducks. Please...someone...help! How long should it be now? I have never hatched ducks!
     
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    STOP turning them. They need to orient themselves properly in order to pip into the aircell. You can also get a spray bottle and spritz the eggs once or twice. Up your humidity to around 75% add wet sponges or rolled up socks or something like that. Good luck. You duck may reappear. I had one that abandoned her nest one to two days before they hatched three times. I ended up hatching the third batch she left.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Thanks sooo much. I just spritzed them with some water. I keep a water bottle in the bator, so it is the same temp as the eggs. When I candled them I could feel on of them inside knocking around...ok, so no more turning. Any idea how much longer it might be?? I DO hope at least ONE of the 9 in there looks like momma. I miss my Momo. [​IMG]
     
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its hard to guess how long. anywhere from 6 to 18 hours depending on how the environment is and how hardy the ducklings are.
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Well......its 11 hours later....nothing yet. Havent opened the bator, just peeking in the tiny little window! How nerve racking!! I wish they would do something! I hear nothing...will they peep from inside the egg, like chickens? Come on babies...hatch!!
     
  6. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happened? Are your ducks okay? I hope so!
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Well....its 6:45 am...nothing yet. I dont want to take them out and candle them....but, then I do want to! LOL Im trying so hard to be patient...I want them to make it,but im scared they might not be able to get out. Cant get humidity over 65% I havea bowl of water in there, a iece of sponge, and a wet rag...UGH. Should I just keep misting them? I dont get duck eggs, any advise?
     
  8. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Just,

    I still have those muscovies we traded for if you need them back. I hate that you lost yours and would be more than happy to let you have them.

    Kim
     
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Hi Kim, No, thats ok....I have 9 eggs in the bator right now. 3 are pipping! Im getting so excited..these are from my little grey duck. You keep the muscovy's.....they have a great home!
    Now that mine are getting ready to hatch....I can not find un medicated feed anywhere around here! NOTHING! Every feed in a 50 mile radius is medicated! Now what??
     
  10. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Did any hatch yet???
     

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