So, this morning marked the end of day 25 on my ancona ducks that have the bacterial infections; the runners reach the end of day 25 tomorrow night and look the same as the anconas. I removed a couple more from the Lyon bator and found dead ducklings inside. I'm now down to 9 anconas and 13 runners. And the vast majority of those have already stopped movement but there are still veins inside that are red; not all the veins inside are thick and black so I don't know if they are alive, dead, or on their way out. There are a handful of eggs that still show movement but the eggs have large clear spots at the bottom of the egg. Instead of being filled out and dark from the fully formed chick awaiting it's hatch, they look like they are a week behind. I still havn't put them into the hatcher cos they look nowhere near as full as they should be. Maybe 2 of them look full and have movement. Any recommendations???
Here is one of the eggs I pulled out and cracked open. Mushy, dead chick was found inside. All the eggs in that bator right now have these same black spots but the veins have just not completely disappeared like in this one. I don't know why I can't get a candling picture to turn out but at least you can kind of see the black stuff inside this one. This is at day 25.5. The clear spot is definitely too big for this late in the incubation am I right??? The rest that I am not 100% sure on look just like the clear spot on this pic but they still have red veins or movement. Should I leave them in the bator longer or move them to the hatcher with that big of clear spot at the bottom?
I think it's a complete loss but I don't wanna give up in case some are still capable of surviving.