OMG, I SEE MOVEMENT!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justusnak, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Ok, I am new to the bator thing.....and I can not afford to buy one..so I built one. I used a foam box I got from my mother....with a light, and heating pad, as I could not keep the temp up near 100. So, anyways....like I said, I am new to thew bator thing....the eggs I got from my hens...and ducks..were put in there on the 14th. I have turned them about 4 or 5 times a day...and kept humidity and temps at norm. Well.....this evening..I could stand it no longer, so I candled them. Out of the 10 eggs I put in....I saw eyes?? in 4 of them. And they was moving in there......WOW, I am SO EXCITED! What a beautifull thing to witness. I know I have a long way to go....and have to learn to......step away from the bator....but I DO hope these 4 little ones hatch. I am leaving the others in there for about another week, and will candle again to see if there is anything in them. I must be doing something right......right???
     
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    Sounds like a good thing! [​IMG] Do you know if the 4 are chick or duck eggs? Are YOU trying to get a ChickenDuck too??? lol [​IMG]
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Definately RIR hen eggs....none of the duck eggs look viable yet...I am SOOOO EGGCITED!! LOL
    Just hopeing it works...[​IMG]
     
  4. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Deb, You do know that duck eggs take longer than chicken eggs to hatch? The chickens take 21 days to hatch and the duck eggs will take about a week longer. Help out here folks with ducks, How long for duck eggs to hatch?
     
  5. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    Sd is right, it says it takes roughly 28 days for duck eggs to hatch, which would be a week longer than chicky eggs at 21 days. Do you know what day your on?
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    today is day 7.....[​IMG] I saw what I think is a blood ring in one....bummer I will leave it another few days, to make sure....so sad...the little one didnt make it.

    OK, so if the duck eggs and chicken eggs, are different hatch times...and I have to UP the humidity on day 20....will that drown my duck eggs?? Did I do a bad thing? I MIGHt be able to make another one...if need be.
     
  7. countryentertainment

    countryentertainment Out Of The Brooder

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    if you go to (Mink Hollow Farm) online they have incubation info and cool pictures, chicken and duck info
     
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    thanks country....all I can do now is waite and see..[​IMG]
     

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