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they are peeping!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tractormama95, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Tractormama95

    Tractormama95 New Egg

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    my ducklings were due yesterday they have started to pip and I can see them! I am so overjoyed! I started out with 27 eggs and now only 13 remain. Some lost due to rotten or stolen by animals. As it is winter I just brought them in from under my broody duck. She was sitting on them until today. I have them under a heat lamp and moistening them with spray bottle. Not sure what else I can do at this point. I only brought them in because the mother had the nest high off the ground and I fear that they would fall out. Also I have more male ducks then females and I hate to see the fathers kill my, long waited for, ducklings. Can anyone give me any advice? it would be much appreciated!
     
  2. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The biggest thing you have to worry about is shrink wrap. This is a very common problem with duck eggs as they have a very high humidity requirement for hatching. I suggest soaking a sponge in warm water and putting it near the eggs to help provide a continuous source of humidity. Keep misting them every so often, especially if you notice any drying around the edges of the membrane. I would also see if you cant find a thermometer and hydrometer to see if you cant moderate the temperature and humidity. I would try and keep the temp around 100 degrees, and humidity at 85%.
     
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  3. Tractormama95

    Tractormama95 New Egg

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    I have been misting! I will get the sponge now thank you so much for your advice! Much appreciated!!
     

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