Day 25 and one egg is still live - what would you do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Celiandy, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Celiandy

    Celiandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my other chicks hatched out 4 days ago. I went through all the eggs and floated them today and I was surprised to find that one egg was bobbing along. It's sitting in the bator now. I know my smart options are calling it quits or letting it sit in there for another couple days. The not smart option (tempting though) is cracking open the top to see what's going on with it. What would you do?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I would pop the top off an then give it a day to get out from there before taking it out of the shell my self.
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would try that too. I had one that on day 24 was still moving so I let it wait and ended up dying. Wish I would have tried to pip it.
     
  4. Celiandy

    Celiandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for getting anyones hopes up, I took your suggestion and opened up the top and it looked like I had just missed him. He had pipped the air cell but never made it through the shell. [​IMG]
     
  5. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are over due. Too I opened top to find moving chicks but no pop in membrane
    It also looks like the yolk is still visible. The membrane is very White so I wet it and it's very veiny so i can rip it. Now it's Shinkansen wrapped and died

    There's loads of eggs all not pipping. But yolks not absorbed and veiny membrane. What's going wrong? These are quail and ducks.

    Temp flux. 98.7-101. Water heater thermo. With fan it's on and off quite quick

    Humidity is around 55-69. It did go up to 79 but I opened a vent

    I had a high temp spike early on for ducks so that could be those

    But the quail nothing bad alls well but no pipping

    They are 18 days
     
  6. Celiandy

    Celiandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How far past due are they? I'm not too familiar with duck/quail hatching times. The duck eggs should take quite a bit longer, I think they're closer to 18 days. If you are still seeing yolk I would say definitely leave them in for a few more days. Maybe the temps were a little on the low side and they'll hatch out a little late.

    Is that the humidity temp range you've had the whole time? That sounds a bit high to me, maybe not for the ducks but for the quail at least. I keep mine around 30% for the first part and then 60% for lockdown. Good luck!


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