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Need Some Advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by khakicampbell, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. khakicampbell

    khakicampbell Hatching

    Sep 19, 2008

    Just joined this forum to get some advice. I know it's for chickens, but maybe you guys can help [​IMG]

    We have two khaki campbell eggs in an incubator. They were supposed to hatch on day 28. It is now day 30 and 7+ hours. About 24 hours ago, we carefully put a small hole through the shell, but not the membrane, to have a look inside, fearing that it was not humid enough for them to hatch.

    This one hadn't actually pipped, which we had thought, when we saw inside. We saw lots of movement (even the beak on the other side of the membrane moving), but there are still pink veins, so he's not ready. The membrane was fairly dry, so we're keeping it moist and the hole has been covered. He/she's still moving. There's movement in the other egg too, but it hasn't pipped either.

    We know why they haven't hatched (we've had loads of problems; it's our first time [​IMG] ), but we need to know what to do now, if anything.

    As of now, we're just waiting for the little guys to pip and go from there. We're trying to get the humidity up, one of the problems, and the temp is steady at around 99'F. The humidity has been vasilating between 60-70%. I've read accounts where ducks and chickens have hatched many days after the estimated hatch date. It's just confusing, and we're not sure if we should do anything more or not [​IMG]
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Just be patient and try not to do to much. Also welcome to BYC I know that you will enjoy it here.
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    I know nothing about ducks...but if their still moving then I think you are doing alright....


  4. khakicampbell

    khakicampbell Hatching

    Sep 19, 2008
    Thank you opa and needmorechickens [​IMG] Will update when something happens.
  5. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008

    Hi, I don't know anything about hatching ducks, either, but I wish you lots of luck and welcome!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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