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Candle them, if they are still alive you may have to step in to save them...
post #202 of 208
I candled them and there is no movement. There is what seems to be bruising on the inside. And I know that's not a good thing
post #203 of 208
So after 4+ days of one of my babies trying to hatch, I finally had to get in there and help him out! I made sure the humidity was super high all morning and wrapped a wet paper towel around the egg. It worked great! A few hours later I was able to get the shell off successfully without harming the duckling. Poor little guy was so weak though sad.png much much much weaker than my the ones that hatched in good time. He has a very crooked neck, can't walk well, and seems to have a nonfunctional wing. But boy does he make up for all that in character!! We have named him Trooper because he's been such a trooper! And suggestions on how to help him??
post #204 of 208
Patience and vitamins I have 3 ducks of varying ages with issues, a wonky duck who has balance issues, a runner with a slipped tendon that hops on on foot and a wry neck crested magpie given to me by a friend.... All are doing great because I gave them a chance to survive
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I have 6 duck eggs and 2 turkey eggs in the incubator that should be hatching any time now.. no signs of pips or anything yet though....

Laurie Mom of 4 adult children and B/G teenage twins. Gramma to Grace Jr's 3 children.
Harmony Henhouse : 2 Roos, 7 hens,50+ chicks, 3 ducklings 2 turkeys, chicken and turkey eggs in the incubators.

Non Chicken animal residents on the Harmony Homestead:4 alpacas 3 dogs,3 cats and Zuess the red ear slider turtle.

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Laurie Mom of 4 adult children and B/G teenage twins. Gramma to Grace Jr's 3 children.
Harmony Henhouse : 2 Roos, 7 hens,50+ chicks, 3 ducklings 2 turkeys, chicken and turkey eggs in the incubators.

Non Chicken animal residents on the Harmony Homestead:4 alpacas 3 dogs,3 cats and Zuess the red ear slider turtle.

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post #206 of 208
I am so excited! I have 2 khaki Campbell eggs in my incubator one I don't think made it.. the other is definitely alive! It's 1 am here in VA and he's peeping! He broke through the air sack earlier today and now I can hear him loud and clear! So excited!
post #207 of 208
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Originally Posted by FallingSkies View Post

I have a question someone gave me duck eggs and put in incubate but now they have black around top where air bubble would be are they no good. I am not having too much luck incubating. Had geese eggs explode in there once and don't want that happening again
post #208 of 208
Try the floating test,someone on here told me to do this they were right,check there are no cracks or pips in it,if it sinks to the bottom it's a dud.Also check there's no movement in the water,my egg started to smell that's how I knew something wasn't right.x
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