Incubation tip for shrink wrapped ducklings.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckyfromoz, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I miscalculated the due date - and only checked the calander too late- So I have eggs due that were not put into lockdown when they should have been. After 24 hours in lockdown I hadnt seen a lot of action- and as they are due tomorrow- I would have expected to see a beak in an air cell or a pip at least. I drilled a small hole into an egg so I could check the membrane- and sure enough- it was white and tough looking. I bought some puppy training pads a while ago- but havent used them all in the brooder- so thought I would try using them- wet over the eggs- rather than a face washer like I have in the past- They work brilliantly!!!!

    I wet them with warm water and drapped them over the eggs- they stay warmer than the face washer too- allowing the eggs to be at the correct temperature. I found them to be a little cool when using a face washer...Well after just 3 hours of the eggs wearing the puppy training pads- I have pips!!
     
  2. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2009
    Alaska
    awsome ducky what breed
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Hey there Alaska....Runners Again..Of course...I wont be hatching any other breeds for a few months. You got any other hatching tips you have found works for you???
     
  4. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    yay!!! i hope they pull through!!
     
  5. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2009
    Alaska
    no i dont have any tips [​IMG] wish i did
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a wonderful tip! Thank you for sharing!
     
  7. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    I have filed it away! Thanks!
     

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