1st ever duck incubation, please help!!

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  1. Madchickwoman

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    Hi, I got 6 khaki Campbell eggs on eBay for my incubator, only to find 1 broken, 1 wasn’t fertile, 2 died after a week and one one died after two weeks. This has left me with one prescious egg! They all had detached air cells and looked nothing like the pictures. I think they were scrambled in the post.
    The onei have left Is on day 32 there is a big air sac saddled going nearly over the whole side of the egg. I can see movement ? Small beak near the end of the sac but the wrong end!
    No noises so I guess no internal pipping yet? Still moving but air sac is so big I think he must be small ? Do I need to do something?
    Thankyou
     
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  2. The Phantom

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  3. The Phantom

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    Can you get a picture of the air cell?
     
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  5. WVduckchick

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    If it’s day 32, there really isn’t much you can do at this point, except read up on assisting a hatch, just in case it becomes necessary.

    I currently have one that has done the same thing, huge air cell down one side, but mine actually externally pipped last night, close to the pointed end. I’m waiting a bit longer before I assist.
     
  6. Madchickwoman

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    Thankyou for your reply’s, been spending hours reading up every possible scenario! I will try and take a picture. Just found another thermometer and there may be a 2.4 degree difference in temp which means I’m incubating at 35.6 degrees which may explain it !
     
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  8. Madchickwoman

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    Thankyou, on the second picture the beak is at the bottom left and appears to be still trying to pip? I think as I’ve never seen this before !
     
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