is this normal for ducks to die in eggs every other day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pax12, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. pax12

    pax12 Songster

    Feb 7, 2008
    is this normal for ducks to die in eggs every other day its day 19 and I had some die on day 3 day 16 day 18
    temp 100 hum 51 to 75 some times) spray eggs when needed

    what am i doing wrong [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2008
  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    gosh there are so many variables that can be causing this...what kind of duck...crested or no?
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    I'm a little confused over the day 19 hatch comment. If set on the 18th they shouldn't be scheduled to hatch until the 15th.

    Forced air or still air incubation?

    Duck eggs tend to be more fragile and react worse to shipping trauma than chicken eggs.

    Where the eggs overly dirty or had they been washed? Either one of the two can have an effect.

    I think you can expect a ton of questions before this gets narrowed down.

    TX is right about the variables. So many things can go wrong.
  4. littlebanty

    littlebanty Songster

    I have ducks due to hatch Saturday. They were from my own duck and I have never sprayed them. I have kept the water tray filled. Mine are still alive and I have 5 days left.
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    What kind of duck eggs are they? How do you know they died on day 3? It is hard to see anything at all on day 3 when candling.

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