Overdue first hatch, please help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by VikiG, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. VikiG

    VikiG Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, we are trying to hatch our first ever batch of khaki Campbell cross ducks. Today is day 29 though & no sign of any action. I quickly & carefully candled the eggs just now and all the eggs have what seem to be relatively small air sacs, about 1/5 of the egg, is that too small? I thought they should be bigger at this stage? Nothing to be seen or heard that indicate internal pipping, surely that should have happened by now? I've kept temp & humidity to recommended levels & just last week could little moving webbed feet when I candled the eggs. I fear the worst, the kids are going to be so disappointed. Any ideas anyone??
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am ignorant about hatching, but try checking in at the Thread Formerly Known as Hatch Day is Today. Our hatchers often discuss that topic there.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. VikiG

    VikiG Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I've posted there now
     

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