Well it turns out the duckling was deformed so I guess that's why it wasn't hatching. Very Sad :(
Call Duck Egg wont hatch! Day 29 - moving and tapping but still no pip - Page 2
There was another live one but also deformed. Some of the others were fully developed but dead in shell.
I'm thinking maybe the breeder I got the eggs from possibly didn't have the best or healthiest parent stock, not sure why else this would happen.
The eggs from my own Bali ducks were in there at the same time and got 100% hatch rate!! Still, it's all a learning curve!!
Edited by Kitty525 - 5/10/15 at 2:12am
If there are no active blood vessels left, the duckling should be breathing. That would be your sign that it's alive. If the baby didn't have its head near the air cell and never made an external pip it's possible it drowned in fluid before you could help by making an external pip, if it's not breathing now.
Edited by Dissonata - 5/10/15 at 12:39pm
i have duck eggs that have been in the incubator for 35 days and they still arent hatching. i candled one today and i saw the duck moving and i put it to my ear and i could hear it pecking at the shell. they seem ok because they are moving in the eggs but they just wont hatch. is there anything that i can do to help them?