~Shipped Duck Egg 'Hatch-a-long' Due Aug 21, 2013 CANDLING PICS~

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Griffin Nest, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Songster

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    Hi everyone ! I built a new incubator and just purchased a batch of 7 mixed ducks eggs online and they are arriving in the mail soon! So excited! [​IMG]

    This is the new incubator I made. I was actually working on a complicated fan incubator with thermostat, but it didn't work properly so I went all basic!!

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    Usually, I get all fancy with mesh and water setup, but this time I just used a tall cup. to raise the humidity, I put a towel on the edge so the water creeps up the towel and allows it to evaporate. Also, I added heat sinks (water bottles) so the temperature steadies. Usually, I also have an egg turning setup, but I just didn't have the time and figured hand-turning 3 times a day will do. Don't underestimate this setup though! [​IMG] The temperature hasn't moved from 100 degrees since yesterday. The window is double-paned so not must heat is lost.

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    Im expecting the eggs to arrive at my house on Wednesday, so the hatch date will be around August 22. Here's my hatch calender! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Griffin Nest

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    Hello people coming from Tumblr, Youtube, or deviantArt!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Griffin Nest

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    My parents were trying to convince me to leave the incubator unplugged overnight when the eggs get here. [​IMG]
     
  4. lilliesanchicks

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    Well that is silly , you can let the eggs rest but leave the incubator on since it is set up just right.
     
  5. Griffin Nest

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    lol! yes but they meant leave it off every night of incubation. i was like "you're kidding right??" [​IMG]
    yes i am planning to let the eggs rest after shipping
     
  6. lilliesanchicks

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    [​IMG] Every night wow that's crazy.
     
  7. Griffin Nest

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    Steady 100.3 and 60% all day! Can't wait for the arrival!
     
  8. sweetsilence83

    sweetsilence83 In the Brooder

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    Hi,
    I confiscated some eggs from my duck. One of our chickens got broody and decided to sit on the duck's nest so we are going to have a staggered hatch. I decided to confiscate the eggs when Rosy (chicken) and Lady Quack(duck) got into a fight over the nest and broke an egg, so now all the eggs are in an incubator in my kitchen. The first 3 are due any day now but the rest should be hatching in groups of 3 or 4 about a week or so apart. Does anyone know if it is really bad to have staggered hatches? I've been candling the eggs and in the older ones there is definite movement, but I have been guesstimating when the first three will hatch, how will I know if they are still born or not. I appreciate any advice and/ or feedback you can give me. Thank you.
     
  9. Griffin Nest

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    I dont know D: I've never had experience with staggered hatches before. Maybe you should make a seperate simple hatcher incubator for the oldest ones when it comes time for them to hatch so they dont soil the others
     
  10. sweetsilence83

    sweetsilence83 In the Brooder

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    I have one ducky that has already internally peeped and a second that is trying, i stop turning the eggs when they peep internally don't I? My hubby has set up a home made brooder for when the babies hatch. Should I move them earlier? This is my first hatch and any advice is appreciated.
     

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