Incubating duck eggs- advice pretty please.

xx_li_xx

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Sep 30, 2019
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Oh I know it’s about being patient and it takes time. I won’t be interfering any time soon, think I’m just worried as the odds have been against us a lot.
The lady who sent us the eggs couldn’t promise us fertility as it was late in season- yet we managed 8, all were shipped so we knew that lessened chances of us making it this far , yet all 8 made it too lockdown despite saddled or loose air cells. We’ve been told chances are slim we will get a good hatch so I find my self full of nerves.
 

xx_li_xx

Chirping
Sep 30, 2019
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In all honesty, I have no clue. The one I thought, well I’m pretty sure it had internally pipped and peeped is the same but now the one next to it looks like it’s externally pipped but possibly wrong side ?!
 

Kiwibird

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Yes, that is a pip! The duckling will be moving about a bit, so the shadow may not be where we expect. Is the pip slightly nearer to the broad end of the egg? I can't quite tell, but I think it is.
 

xx_li_xx

Chirping
Sep 30, 2019
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What do you mean broad end ? It’s fat end at bottom.

Forgot to say they are day 27 now. I put them in at 9am on a morning at counted that as day 0.
 

xx_li_xx

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Sep 30, 2019
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I have just noticed that in the last hour the incubator has gone from 37.5 too 37.2 ish. Will that be ok or shall I adjust it back up a notch
 

Kiwibird

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The thermostat may allow that 0.3 degree of temperature change, and is likely to now adjust back. Don't worry unless it keeps falling.
The pip is near the right end, so that is good. The duckling may rest before doing any more, or it may zip fast.
 

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