Update!! need advice on helping duckling hatch and what to do next please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sarahmichelle86, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. sarahmichelle86

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    So I've just discovered whilst candeling that my 3 Campbell duck eggs clearly haven't lost enough moisture and I've had the humidity up too high, 1 is I'd say taking up 1/4 but the other 2 aren't even 1/4 is all hope lost with these eggs as I'm due to go into lock down Wednesday and raise humidity but this won't help them at all any advice please this is my first hatch and I'm a mess :(
     
  2. sarahmichelle86

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    Please any advice???
     
  3. Roan

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    Is there any movement in the eggs?
     
  4. sarahmichelle86

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    Yeah they are all wiggling around I saw feet and beaks whilst candeling but I've compared my air cell sizes with pictures online and mine are tiny in comparison I don't know how to enlarge them within 5 days when I'm meant to increase humidity on Wednesday and go into lock down and if they pip into air cell they will die very quickly.
     
  5. Roan

    Roan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never hatched ducks before, but do they look like they're on track with development other than the air sack?

    In other words, do the ducklings look like they are as developed as they should be at this stage?
     
  6. sarahmichelle86

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    Yes definitely, they take up almost the whole egg I will try getting a picture.
     
  7. Roan

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    Well, this is what I would do. Again, I'm not exactly telling you to try this but if it were me, I'd do this:

    1. heat a dry towel in the dryer.
    2. take the eggs from the incubator and place them in the towel.
    3. cover them over.
    4. empty all moister out of the incubator.
    5. place the eggs back in the incubator.

    The little time out of the incubator should have no affect on their health but removing all moisture might allow the ducklings to sweat out the extra moisture. In their eggs.

    *AGAIN: I have never hatched ducks and never been in this situation. But this is what I would do under these circumstances.
     
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  9. sarahmichelle86

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    Above is my smallest egg with the smallest aircell
     
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