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I suck at this! (im crying alot right now!) Are they alive? *PICS*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DUCKGIRL89, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am OK at the duck thing, feeding, watering, takeing care of the ducks. But I completly SUCK at hatching their eggs.

    while I was at my dads house, my mom was takeing care of my eggs in my incubator, and they all died! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I think they are atleased. All of them are turning dark and they are no more cute little heart beats [​IMG]
     
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  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

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    Aw! it's okay!!! I've read that hatchin' ain't easy, and I'm two weeks away from learning how good or bad I've done.

    Don't be hard on yourself. Read up on duck hatching and try again someday. [​IMG]
     
  3. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

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    We all have bad hatches at times just keep on trying. You will get it.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Ive read up all I can I hatching, it was going good till I went to my dads and forgot to fill the tray... Oh well, I hope I can do better in spring...
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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  6. curvy karmii

    curvy karmii New Egg

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    Are you sure they are dead? Eggs turn dark when the growing chick/duckling starts to fill the space inside. What day are you on? Can you still see any veining?
     
  7. riane'smimi

    riane'smimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would give them another day or two. I hate loosing hatches but it happens to all of us at some point [​IMG]
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never have the heart to throw the egg out until im SURE they are dead. So wait! If they were dead there would be no veining?! I see some! Alot more then when I left! But there was no heart beats?! Should I candle some a post pics?! You guys are awesome!!!!
     
  9. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hay give ur self a pat on your back. At least you are trying something others will not attempt. As far as hatching duck eggs you will get it. I started with chicken eggs. Trsut me I stil have lots of issues. This summer was crazy. I had trouble with humidity and temp. I use a still air only. I prefer the simple bators to the fancy ones. In the winter I was putting eggs in a towel in the bathroom with the shower one when we lost electric for a week. Luckly I hatched 20 out of 30 of those chicks. [​IMG]

    ncubation

    Quick Start

    Temperature:
    101.5 degrees F. in a still-air incubator
    99.5 degrees F. in a forced air incubator

    Humidity:
    Chickens: Relative humidity should be 50 to 55%. Some say to raise the humidity the last three days to 58%. Guineas are the same.
    Waterfowl: Relative humidity for goose and duck eggs is 63%, raise the humidity the last three days to 70%.
     
  10. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] It is hard to see the heart beat once the chick starts to really develope too [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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