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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds

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    Thank you! I feel kinda stupid, but I'm glad others here understand!
     
  2. desiree210

    desiree210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 10 with my mystery duck eggs. Started with 18 eggs down to 16 and everything looks good so far. I'm super excited, first attempt was a bust but now my thermometers are matching up. Temp 100 humidity at 40...how does that sound?
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If it's fan forced incubator, sounds good to me! Good luck!
     
  4. desiree210

    desiree210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a still air and I have the two vent holes open. There is movement in 15 eggs what changes should I do? Know I'm worried
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    59 and proud of every single grey hair on my head. They all had names, until there were too many to count. But, they're not really grey hairs, they're sparkles. The only down side of growing older is the way the body tends to betray us as we age. Otherwise, it's all good! I'd not go back to my younger adult years for all the tea in China. Might want to re-live some child hood days, though!!!
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I keep my vents open the whole incubation period. Still air is recommended at 101-102F (measured near the top of the eggs.) I wouldn't worry too much. If it's been 100 for the whole time you might see a slight delay. I'm pretty sure duck eggs have the same recommended temps as chicks.
     
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  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Gardener!!! Welcome back. Apparently it does not want to quote you. How was your trip?
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds

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    Good deal!! Proud of you! How do your air cells look so far?


    Strange, not quoting for me either, but I have to say I agree with you 100%!
     
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  9. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    You call 40 middle aged? Just wait until you are 40 then you will understand.

    The threshold for "old" goes up every year [​IMG]

    But my kids are probably older than you.
     
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  10. desiree210

    desiree210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @WVduckchick I'm glad I now know what to look for the air cells look great. I'm spraying with warm water once a day. Any advice?
     

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