Oh no, early hatch! Will they be okay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stormie, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three duck eggs that were set around 5 o'clock on February 22nd and today would day 21 for them. They have been rocking back and forth for about 2 days now, and today I listened to them and one you can hear pecking at the air cell. The one hasn't pipped yet and the others I think are still getting into position. Will they be okay?

    Also, should I raise the humidity now, or wait till one pips?
     
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  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well,is it possible that they were incubated a while before u put them in the incubator?
     
  3. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know, I bought them from a lady in Troy and they were all freshly laid within the last 2 days and were sitting in a bucket on her counter top so I think we can rule out that option.
     
  4. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know this wont help but MINE ARE DUE THE SAME DAY!!! did your temp spike for a few days? they grow faster when the temp is up. not that that is a good thing...
     
  5. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    I only had two temp spikes that went 2 degrees up then what it should be, but I turned it down within an half hour. We will see, one has already pipped the air cell.
     
  6. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so how are they doing now? did they make it??
     
  7. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    Two have piped today, and the other only the air cell. We'll see. I'll keep you posted. They seem normal as far as activity.
     
  8. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well thats good. mine arnt yet that far and i was wondering how can you tell if they poped the air cell? or will i just know looking at it kinda like the candling thing? im on my first incubator hatch:p
     
  9. stormie

    stormie Out Of The Brooder

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    One died in the shell, don't think it was strong enough, the other two are out and fluffin' up as we speak! About the air cell question, when you can hear them chirping that's a sign they have successfully pipped the air cell.
     
  10. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww, i'm sorry you lost one. [​IMG]

    where are the pics of the new babies??
     

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