Most of my eggs are shipped. Wonky air cells, but not always a big issue.
Talk to the duck folks. I do intervene. But, I'd be cautious on advancing the process (especially when others say it takes this long ).
Mine are chicks, but normally, I wouldn't expect them to take this long (but never...
You can't leave the dividers on during hatch, it's far too tight. It's normal (at least for many of us that chickens) to incubate air cell upright and allow to lay down during hatch. I think it is helpful for them to rock and roll.
Also, when I'm opening, I have a spray bottle with distilled...
I knew I couldn't be the only one hearing things ! Of course, the buggers are in my bedroom (so I don't miss anything ;)... plus I get up for work at 3:15 am, so I can quickly feed chicks and ck humidity while dressing .
Yes! I'm Annjee (yeah real deep, I know... just wanted to get things up and running, it accepted so I ran with it lol). I planned to change it later but never bothered. I don't have a dozen, like you, but 4 and fulltime job keeps me busy.
Awesome! Do you have eggs? My daughter has asked about Swedish Flower eggs. The one we kept was with a friend and it was killed by another chicken when we were away :(. I asked the breeder if I could buy some more eggs, but hadn't heard back and that was shortly before BYC went down.
I'm sorry, I mean while assisting a malpo. I had a couple that I had to work on that took forever. I wondered if there is a benefit to opening the aircells after they've pipped below it (once the decision to intervene was made).
I love feeding little chicks fermented feed. Though it's not very fermented, just barely. Only drawback is their nasty feet. I can't believe how much they eat! An entire mason jar by day 2 for 14 chicks!
So tomorrow at 3pm is day 21 on the Langshan/Java eggs. I was getting nervous that there have been no chirps coming from the bator. So I did a quick candle. About 80% have internally pipped, the others are pushing up on the air cell. What a difference from last time with malpositions!
I'm not sure if it would work for you, but you could easily modify it-- for my incubator, during lockdown, I take a large piece of felt and cut lines in it (for airflow). I place it on the mesh that the eggs sit in during hatching. This allows me to increase humidity more easily, and it gives...