The Incubator Thread

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ZakoHero, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Flappers

    Flappers Out Of The Brooder

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    I just put my duck eggs in lockdown 2 days ago. One egg has developed a blue/gray coloration on the shell where the air sac is. Have any of you experienced that before? Is the duckling dead? One other egg has a small blue dot on the side. They were completely white at lockdown day 1. The temp dropped to 97 for most of the first day while I was away. I was able to bring it back up to 99 but I wonder if this affected the eggs. The incubator maintained a steady 100 degrees right up until lockdown (of course I would have problems when I am not suppose to open the door!). The humidity is at 70-75%. Both eggs showed movement when candled before lockdown. Should I remove them from the incubator? I definitely don't want an explosion if they are bad. Advise is much appreciated! Here is a picture of the blue coloration (bottom left egg):
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  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    this has happened to me- the ducks are darker than the shell.
     
  3. Flappers

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    Thanks for the help. It doesn't smell so I will see what happens. Fingers crossed!
     
  4. MuscovyLover

    MuscovyLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all.
    I'm almost at lockdown for my very first hatch!!
    Extremely excited and equally nervous so I just want to check a couple of things.
    I'm in Australia and have done mostly a dry hatch until now as the air sacks were not growing much at all. The temp has been at 37.5Âșc and humidity was up near 50% then I took it down to 20.
    What temp and humidity should I be aiming for when I reach lockdown?
    Also, should I be misting the eggs in the last few days? I haven't as yet.
     
  5. Flappers

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    Have you ever had one turn really gray? Here is a picture of another egg that has all of one side discolored. Is this also a dark duckling or a bad egg? Thanks
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  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    yes don't worry, unless it smells.
     
  7. devo52

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    So I heard a lot about using a spray bottle and keeping it in the bator does this work and how often should you spray the eggs
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    more for duck eggs than chicken eggs. I don't do duck often enough to advise that.
     
  9. MuscovyLover

    MuscovyLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all:)
    My incubated muscovy eggs are at day 32 today.
    Nobody has internally pipped.
    Should I be going into lockdown regardless, or waiting another day or two till somebody internally pips?
     
  10. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I am incubating these 2 weeks then putting under hen last week. Blue andelusian white eggs brown is RIR/BA mix and the green are BA/EE
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    here are some of the blue andelusians from the eggs a lady gave them to me.
     
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