I need some help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aquafuzz, May 27, 2010.

  1. aquafuzz

    aquafuzz New Egg

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    I hope someone can help me. I have been incubating some wild duck eggs now since the night of May 15th. They are in an incubator w/ turner, temp around 99.5-100.5 and humidity 65-75%. We candled them last night and the air sack has grown and is large and off center. In past candlings we have seen the progression of the chick. Started with 8 had one yoker and now one that did not form all the way so down to 6 good ones I'm hoping.

    The problem comes in that I'm not sure of the time line of when they were laid, and how long to keep them in the turner. I don’t want to keep them in the turner any longer than they need but I don’t want to pull them early. In other words just not sure when to stop turning?

    Please help.......

    William
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Did you candle them when you started?

    If there was nothing there at the start, you turn to day 26-27...

    If you think they were a week along then you stop turning at day 21-22.

    They usually require a full 30 days.

    I'm wondering if your humidity is too high even though I know duck eggs require more from start to finish.
     
  3. aquafuzz

    aquafuzz New Egg

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    There was an embrio starting...so i think I got them about a week along. Some of the websites that talk about duck eggs call for the humidity around 86% during incubation then up to 94% during hatching...its all I can do to keep it at 70%. They also say to stop turning around day 26-28, thats my issuse. How far off my days can I bee and not harm the chicks by not turning or turning if I miss the stop turning dates?
     

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