Mallard duck Eggs moving Day 20 ~ help

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  1. Mish915

    Mish915 Just Hatched

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    Hello ~

    I'm hatching duck eggs in a still air incubator. It is day 20 and some of my eggs are shaking and rolling around. This is my first hatch and I'm not sure what I should be doing? Should they go in lockdown and up Humitdy? Should I move them back to the X or O position when they roll? I've been searching for hours and can't figure out what I should be doing. I'm freaking out and don't want to screw anything up. Thank you. Michele

    humidity is ~ 52
    Temp is ~100
     
  2. DwayneNLiz

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    hi! WELCOME TO BYC!!!

    are you 100% sure they are duck eggs? it seems early to me for a mallard egg to be moving on day 20
    but candle and check aircells, and if they look good then you can def 'lockdown' early
     
  3. Mish915

    Mish915 Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. Yes I'm positive they're duck eggs. Do you know if I should stop moving them back to the X, O, when they roll on their own? Here are the photos I just took. I hope I uploaded them right?

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  4. Mish915

    Mish915 Just Hatched

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    The air cells are starting to get really big ~ I've been scoring the website looking for answers on if I should lockdown. It's day 22 and the eggs are still rocking. I can see in the bottom of the air cell some movement and plan to keep turning til day 25, praying this is right. I don't here any chirping but do see movement.
     
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    Here are the video links For my duck eggs.









     
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  9. DwayneNLiz

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    the aircells look good to me
    its not as important to turn in the last week or so
    so you dont have to
    keep an eye for internal pips then up your humidity

    Good Luck!!!
     

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