Small air cell in Pekin eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chocolateeggs, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. chocolateeggs

    chocolateeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I just candled my duck eggs (this is day 5) and the air cells seem VERY small about the size of a nickel on most, some smaller. My humidity has been kept around 50%. This is my first time incubating duck eggs, I have incubated lots of chicken eggs and those air cells were much larger. Is this normal or should I decrease my humidity?
     
  2. billw

    billw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 5 days it is probably fine. The most important thing about hatching is not to obsess about the details. Ask me how I know. [​IMG]

    You could reduce the humidity a bit to lose more water or you could scrub the bloom off the eggs.

    Or, you could do nothing and they'll probably hatch and be fine.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2013
  3. chocolateeggs

    chocolateeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha ok thanks [​IMG]
     

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