Inconsistent Air Sacs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by christylynne11, May 21, 2019.

  1. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    Day 20 is one of the hardest times to see anything in your egg. Don't give up on them. They are probably just filling the egg. Don't worry unless you start to see obvious bruising on the egg or it starts to smell bad.
     
  2. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    The eggs were definitely fresh. I helped the guy collect the Ancona eggs from under the ducks myself lol. Plus, all of the eggs in the incubator started to develope at the same time. Even the ones I collected from my own ducks.

    Removing some bloom is great advice that I hadn't considered, but I'm afraid the thin eggs wouldn't have handled that well. They are very fragile. I can still try that with my own eggs though. They are very strong. Almost impossible to crack (except the one I dropped my full water mister on during a previous hatch, just a week before hatch :barnie).
     
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  3. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    Well, I just candled them again tonight, and 2 of the 5 eggs with small air sacs now have normal air sacs and have internally pipped. About half of the eggs are now internally pipped and rocking on day 24. I expect I'll start seeing external pips sometime tomorrow. Yay!
     
  4. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    Yay I am glad they sorted straightened themselves out.
     
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  5. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    No problem

    Big national treasure too. iam gonna tell donald trump to appoint you hatching laureate
     
  6. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    I woke them up candling them. Now they're rolling all over the incubator, which is next to my bed. :idunno
     
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    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    Haha! Hopefully you don’t have to go to sleep soon.
     
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    DuckyDonna Crowing

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    I'm glad you mentioned them rolling around. I'm having trouble when I turn mine now (with the X & O's). They don't want to stay put! Does that mean something? I'm on day 21 now.
     
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  10. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    If they're moving on their own, it's the baby ducks trying to position themselves for pipping. But I also have problems with the eggs rolling sometimes just because of their shape. The wire flooring doesn't exactly provide a good surface for holding them in place.
     
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