Panicked!! Wrong duck air sac size!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Camtheduckguy, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Camtheduckguy

    Camtheduckguy Chirping

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    Tomorrow is the lockdown day.The air sac in the eggs are too small.What do I do? I can’t see anything in the eggs besides the air sac. Tomorrow do I poke a hole in the air sac? Help please!?!?!
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    What is your temp & humidity during incubation?
    Could you candle & take a picture of what you're seeing?

    You may want to update your profile with your location, helps knowing the time zone you're in and the weather conditions for those responding.

    :bow @Texas Kiki @oldhenlikesdogs @Pyxis @WVduckchick @sylviethecochin :bow
    Thank you in advance for your help ...
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Have you candled throughout the whole incubation?
    Are you sure the egg is alive?

    No, do not poke a hole just yet.
    Can you take a few pictures in a dark room?
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Tell us about your whole process so far. What kind of incubator, has temp/humidity been stable throughout? What settings did you use?

    Do NOT poke any holes yet. If it’s just lockdown time, I assume they still have at least 3 days to go, so no holes yet.
    If they are really too small, you can delay lockdown for a day or two. There are a couple other things, but tell us more first.

    And :welcome
     
  5. Camtheduckguy

    Camtheduckguy Chirping

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    Well it’s a janoel 12 incubator. The air sac is about half the size it should be. The embryos have been growing properly. Humidity wasn’t fine. Today is lockdown day. It’s winter.
     
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  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Those are usually decent incubators, I believe. So I have to assume that you may have used too much water throughout, and they didn't lose enough moisture.
    Your best bet is to wait another day, or even 2 more days, before increasing humidity even further. Watch for drawdown or even internal pip, if you are around enough to monitor them closely. If not, I'd at least wait for drawdown.

    A couple pics of what I mean by drawdown.
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  7. Camtheduckguy

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    What do I do when they internally piped?
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Add water to increase the humidity inside the incubator.
     
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  9. Camtheduckguy

    Camtheduckguy Chirping

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    Would they run out of oxygen?
     
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Did you trace the air cells, or can you take a picture candling so we can see the air cell size?
     
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