i never thought an egg could make me gasp....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BellLisamo, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    So today i candled all my duck eggs (I have 6 set). Starting the 23rd on...

    Well, ALL of the eggs are fertile. and i couldnt believe my eyes when i saw the LITTLE HEARTBEATS!! Oh my goodness. It was the sweetest little speck i have ever seen. I never thought or dreamed that i'd be holding an egg and see a heartbeat!!! wow.

    ok so that being said... when do i candle next? day 18? or when? only time i will open the bator is to flip the carton and to spray the eggs once a day.

    anything else?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Duck eggs are different. they go 28 to 30 days right?

    I'd candle them 4 to 5 days before and then leave them alone.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] i feel that way every time i candle an egg...i love it..and when they get bigger and do litle baby kicks! i die! [​IMG]
     
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:yeah they do. i wont be candling them again any time soon, i thought during the end you candle again? No idea. But they are living right now.

    I have no turner no fan... any BIG TIPS on that? Please tell me some positive feedback on this. If i had the $$ id buy the things to go with it. I dont even have a hydrometer ( I KNOW its super important).... does walmart sell cheap ones?
     
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  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Quote:Oh yes, they are so amazing!!!!! [​IMG] I could just sit and candle all day every day....but I suppose that would not be good for the babies. [​IMG] I had trouble putting one of mine back tonight (a BTWJ/EE cross) because she kept poking her little foot against the side and I just wanted to touch her little toes so BAD!!!!!

    Good luck with the babies!!!!!
     
  6. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont have a wal mart so i havent seen first hand but lots of people on here say they have one for about 6 or 7 bucks . good luck.
     
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    got my hydrometer! it shows temp and humidity.

    are duck eggs supposed to be in the 80's for humidity?
     
  8. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    Quote:my duck eggs were kept at same temp as chicken eggs but i did hear they were suppose to be a little higher on temp, and i saw you already had the hygrometer was it the springfield from walmart thats what i use its good to have 2 so you can see the diffrence in temps as in still air incubators air can be diffrent temps in diffrent parts o make sure when you turn aggs to rotate them around so they get evenly heated
     
  9. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:my duck eggs were kept at same temp as chicken eggs but i did hear they were suppose to be a little higher on temp, and i saw you already had the hygrometer was it the springfield from walmart thats what i use its good to have 2 so you can see the diffrence in temps as in still air incubators air can be diffrent temps in diffrent parts o make sure when you turn aggs to rotate them around so they get evenly heated

    its the acu-rite? i have two thermometers in there.

    so what degrees should the ducks be at?
     

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