Originally Posted by lovesanimals101
I'm not home right now so can't post the picture till I get home but when I opened it it was dead it nipped the vein and looked like it drowned in it... It's really sad to see that I will post the pic when I'm home....that other one pipped last night and was moving a lot last night how long till hatch time and will it rest and not be moving in around in the egg as much or should it be moving?
Thanks for all the help!!!
I'm so sorry!
Originally Posted by Blooie
I wonder if that's not part of what happened here. I had good signs in those 8 until I laid them down. The two that did hatch were the ones with the air cells that solidified.(Good thing I kept that notebook!) And the Green Magnolia that was still rocking on Thursday just quit doing anything at all. But it's confusing, at least to me anyway, to read that laying them down with the dip in the air cell facing up will help them hatch. Supposedly if you put the eggs touching, the tapping of them against each other it helps with the hatch. You can't really do that if you have to do the hatch with them upright. But then I ain't the brightest crayon in the box, either.
If I wasn't so leery of shipped eggs at this point I'd take you up on that in a heartbeat! Katie so wanted that Silkie!!
Oh, I didn't mean hatching them upright. I have to admit, I've never hatched in cartons. But I will set my shipped eggs in cartons and then lay them down flat when I see the air cells are firm. That's what I meant, that I would keep them in the cartons at least till then. I used to despise cartons and always be in a rush to get those eggs horizontal. But now I've come to learn and not dislike using the cartons day 1-18. And just like Friday said, all of that stuff about the eggs may very well be true but shipped eggs are in a league of their own. Once you do local, you're going to be like "really?!? Hatching is this easy"!
Originally Posted by Ren2014
So eggcited and happy for everyone with the pips, zips and hatches. I've still got a long ways to go. Day 11 of 35:( I need to research why Muscovy eggs take so long. Does anyone here candle every day during incubation? I just can't stop checking mine, lol.
On my first batch of eggs ever, I literally could not stop candling! I would wake up and tell myself that I was not going to candle and I would cave in a few hours. Those were shipped too and I can't believe I managed to hatch them! Lol.
Originally Posted by lovesanimals101
Here's the one that died....
mouth full of blood can't really tell in pic but it was really sad......
last two are the one that piped last night not going to candle again already did twice this is what it looks like moving a lot last night then did on a super quick check this morning just to make sure all was well no more movement this morning but was told that its resting to get ready for hatch which i believe.....does all look well?
Thanks again for all the help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is so sad. It doesn't even look like it broke through the membrane to internally pip. I'm going to be honest here, I don't like that red line on the two bottom eggs. Is that blood too? So they are internally pipped but when you candle them now you don't hear peeping? Even if they are resting when you candle them, they will peep at you. My advice would be to candle again, tap your finger nail on the air cell and if you don't hear peeping or the beak tapping at the shell (or see the beak moving in there) then I would make a hole and look.
Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374
Well, I got the "school room" resituated so that I could set up the brooder. Now just adjusting the light for temps. (Yes, I still use the old brooder lights.) Water and food dishes cleaned and sterilized. Just have to figure out how to make the next couple of days go a tad faster...... I do have work out in the coops to do. A door needs it's hinges fixed, I want to build better nesting boxes. We're supposed to have 70F tomorrow, so hopefully some time outside working will make the day go faster.
I can't believe it's so close!! I know the odds are against me but I'm getting a little nervous that I'm locking down 2 whacked out duck eggs!Edited by RubyNala97 - 4/16/16 at 6:28pm