My Duck Eggs Are Rocking Please Answer This!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, 2 out of 4 of my duck eggs are rocking can i put them in my hatcher now ?

    my humidity in my hatcher is 60% and it wont go no higher and i havent really got time to get it up couse these 2 duck eggs could pip at enytime and i cant really put the humidity eny higher couse i got 2 chicken eggs going in the hatcher tomorrow for lockdown

    (i didnt know how old the duck eggs were when i had them)

    please answer

    thanks

    Daniel
     
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
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    Did you collect the eggs and then put them in the bator or transfer them from someones bator to yours?
     
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Move them over! Put a huge loosely wadded handful of wet paper towels in there (use hot water) to bump up humidity in a quick way. Then as they dry you can keep wetting them. You can also lay a single paper towel in the middle, leaving a ring of airspace on the wire around it, and the wad will keep it wet. This allows huge surface area for evaporation and a soft surface for the babies.
     
  4. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my father's friends duck was sitting on the eggs and after a week or so he gave them to me & i cant up the humidity loads couse if the humidity gose past about 65% i'll drown the baby chickens in the egg wont i ?
     
  5. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I'm confused. You have chicken eggs in there too? How far along are they?

    I hatch ducklings and chicks together all the time - for the last three days, I keep the humidity at 70-75%. [​IMG]
     
  6. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tomorrow is day 18 for the chicken eggs of so if the humidity gose past 65 it wont drown the baby chickens in the eggs ?
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    You don't need to have the chicken eggs in the hatcher yet- do you have 2 separate units? Or is it just one incubator/hatcher. If it's one, I'd go with 60% humidity and spritz the ducks if it looks like they are having issues.

    If you have 2 boxes, I'd move the ducks, crank the humidity, and not move the chickens over until late day 19 to give the ducks time to hatch.
     
  8. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have got 2 plastic tub incubators but i still got 3 duck eggs that are on day 17

    i just really quicky candled the 4 duck eggs and 3 of them are trying to get thro the air cell thay have been trying since last night
     
  9. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
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    If the duck eggs are on day 17...they won't be trying to get in the aircell yet. If they truly are, then they are about to hatch and I would up the humidity. Why not just hatch chickens in the one and the ducks in the other if you have two?
     
  10. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 6 duck eggs in my bator and 4 of them i dont know how old thay are and them 4 are trying to get in the air cell the other 2 are on day 17 and my chicken eggs are on day 17
     
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