- Jun 16, 2010
Ok so I found these 5 eggs aroung the pond that I live near. They are all from my one duck except one. I found them on different days. I found the first one, which is not from my duck Saturday. I found another that was from my duck on Saturday as well. I found two from my duck on Sunday, none on Monday and one yesterday. I have been incubating them in a homemade incubator. I have been careful with the humidity and temperature. Since they are all on different schedules, I have some on day 4 of incubation, some on day 3, and one on day 1. The two that are on day 4 have clear germinal disks and I think there are little hearts forming. I have been candling all the eggs and they are definately on different schedules. My question is where should they be at right now developmentally and is there any way to tell if they are still alive? I think they all are alive because I have seen marked growth of them from small germinal disks to large germinal disks. I read online that an infertile egg has a germinal disk of 2-3 mm and a fertile egg has a germinal disk of 5-9 mm. Two of my eggs, those that I collected Saturday, have large germinal disks and are fertile and growing. Any help would be appreciated. One more question. I have been spraying the eggs and there is a wet sponge in the incubator with them. Is there a better way to control the humidity? Keep in mind, I do not have a professional incubator with temperature or humidity control.