lockdown ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 2dz shavon, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. 2dz shavon

    2dz shavon Out Of The Brooder

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    I have duck and chicken eggs in the same incubator because the wonderful lady I got them from didn't know which was which I'm worried about not locking down art day 18 because I have more large maybe duck eggs than chicken eggs I started out with ten now I think only 5 will service help
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are the eggs in an automatic turner? If so, I would turn it off and continue turning the duck eggs by hand, five times a day. The chicken eggs need to stop being turned in order to hatch well. If they're being hand-turned already, just stop turning the chicken eggs.

    Ideally, you'd want to increase the humidity for the chicken eggs hatching. It probably wouldn't hurt to increase it to 60% or so, as duck eggs generally incubate at a higher humidity anyways.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    But it sounds as though they are uncertain which eggs are which and that's their issue??
     
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  4. 2dz shavon

    2dz shavon Out Of The Brooder

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    Idk which is which but I only have one small egg left
     
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  5. 2dz shavon

    2dz shavon Out Of The Brooder

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    Turned out it didn't matter I only have two duck eggs surviving day 29 I still have movement but no Internal pips I hope they hatch I'm a nervous reck
     
  6. 2dz shavon

    2dz shavon Out Of The Brooder

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    I had only one to survive[​IMG]My niece can't get enough of her
     

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