incubation help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by matt richmond, May 30, 2017.

  1. matt richmond

    matt richmond In the Brooder

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    I have 2 duck eggs in the incubator today is Tuesday and they have started a external pip but there hatch day ain't till Saturday will this be a problem?
     
  2. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Songster

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    I have little hatching experience but I know ducks can take more than a day from internal to external pip and more waiting after that to actual hatch. The hatch days can vary depending on heat in Bator as well.
     
  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    What was the date you set them? What breed are they? What temperature has your incubator been?

    Sorry for the barrage of questions but those answers might help us figure out what is going on. Make sure your humidity is now up to around 70%, because otherwise they might become shrink wrapped. They can take 24 to 48 hours to finish absorbing everything after external pip and start to zip, so they may not hatch for a day or two yet.
     
  4. matt richmond

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    I set these eggs Saturday may 6
    These will be a mixed breed of rouen/pekin or rouen/alesbury
    Temp has been 99.5-100.5
    How can I get the humidity up I put water in and the humidity raised a little but not enough I heard that u was supposed to open one of the vent plugs for the hatch is this true?
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    To get the humidity up, you need to increase the water's surface area. So doing something like putting in a wet sponge, a jar of water with a paper towel sticking up, etc, are ways to do that.
     
  6. matt richmond

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    OK today the humidity is where it should be and they are starting to hatch I won't be able to be there most of the day will they be alright I hope
     
  7. matt richmond

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    They all hatched:wee and are doing great
     
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  8. Tlmcq

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    Yay! :celebrate and have fun with those babies
     

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