Please Read It's About My Duck Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBoy88, May 22, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Hey everyone

    member i told you about my duck eggs when i first put them in the bator???... it's been 4 weeks now or close to it

    member i told you that my uncle found the nest hidden in his backyard.. one of his duck hens made a nest and lay 12 eggs an by time my uncle found the nest she had already lay the 12 eggs and she had stop setting on them and member i told you i candled them an 11 were good, now i'm down to 8. so i really don't know what day they will hatch i have been just keeping my eye on them for pips

    anyways like i said it's been 4 weeks or very close to it and today me and my sister went to candle them to see whos alive an whos not, well i had one egg in my hand and my sister had another egg ( as i candle she puts them back in the bator) well the phone rang an she lays the egg down on top of the bator an i was like NO!! don't lay it down like that... well when i went to grab it the egg started Moving!! alot.... so the egg i had in my hand i lay it down next to it an they both were Moving!! alot

    When i candle them today you can't see anything it's all black and the air sack thing at the big end of the egg has gotten alot bigger than last time and i don't know what that means?? are they ready to hatch or what?????
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    If they're moving, give them time.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    that's all good signs they are really close to pipping - the air cell get very large right at the end, and they are rocking already.

    Up the humidity if you haven't already. Keep them in the bator, LID CLOSED and sit on your hands for at least another 2-3 days! The new babies can stay in the bator for a day or two while they wait for the rest to hatch.

    Opening the bator will cause temp and humidity to drop and can cause issues for the babies that are trying to emerge.

    Good luck! I hope you have a few cuties in the next few days!
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    I'm sooo Happy!! [​IMG]

    and yes i have to sit on my hands even though it's going to be a VERY! hard thing to do but i will [​IMG]

    i'll just be on here alot more to keep me distracted [​IMG]

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