New member Duck hatching questions

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by boxerbabys2, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. boxerbabys2

    boxerbabys2 In the Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    May 21, 2012
    Central Arkansas
    I have really enjoyed all of the information I have gained from the site and its members. I had 24 eggs given to me to hatch in class this past year, only two hatched. I did not have an egg incubator so we made do with a bacteria incubator and we lost temperature control for a 1 1/2 days. All this being said it was so much fun and the students and I had a blast. I decided to do my own eggs this summer to show my son how neat it was, still using the bacteria incubator, but much more controlled environment. I bought the eggs at a flea market they are due to hatch June 9th. I have candled the eggs and there are two that seem to be way more advanced than the rest. Is this normal?
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    12,307
    239
    323
    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Sounds like you have a hot spot in the incubator. Most use incubators with fans to avoid this. When not using a fan many will rotate the eggs positions in the incubator to keep any egg or eggs from sitting in the hot spot for the entire time.
     
  3. boxerbabys2

    boxerbabys2 In the Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    May 21, 2012
    Central Arkansas
    Did not consider that Thanks. Should I move them around now?
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012
  4. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    12,307
    239
    323
    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    I would yes. A couple of inexpensive thermometers will help you ID any hot spots too.
     
  5. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chirping

    216
    2
    91
    Jul 25, 2011
    It's cool to see you are showing your son! Kids looove that stuff, that's what got me into hatching actually! Did it in kindergarden then I begged my mom to try it again :)
    Good luck on your hatch please post pics of the little ones! :D
     
  6. boxerbabys2

    boxerbabys2 In the Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    May 21, 2012
    Central Arkansas
    [​IMG]First one to hatch.
     
  7. boxerbabys2

    boxerbabys2 In the Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    May 21, 2012
    Central Arkansas
    [​IMG]two more
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    43,519
    568
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    Cute ducklings! [​IMG]
     
  9. boxerbabys2

    boxerbabys2 In the Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    May 21, 2012
    Central Arkansas
    Thanks
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: