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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kysilkies, Dec 10, 2009.
I thought they would have hatched by now...At what point do you panic?
This may be the day WE open them, thoughts?
Day 31? 28 days they shoulda hatched
That's what we thought, these are our first duck eggs...I guess we should pip them and see what we have...Sadly, that procedure we're used to from our silkies...These are the last 3 from a batch of 16, we are disappointed beyond words at this point after being so diligent for an entire month...They moved around yesterday so I think 2 are still ok, we're going to find out today...
next time if this helps after day 10 of incubating i took eggs out and let cool off a bit each day and mist with water until day 25 helped a great deal
Never heard that technique, how long do you keep them out each time?!?!?
i did it around 5 mins or so was gave the idea when i asked about geese eggs never had one hatch then tried this and bam 30 days later baby geese (and the ducks that were in the tray 100%) so i went with it from then on
Decided to candle and break the eggs where I could see air and see what's up...The first one appears to have broken thru the membrane then died...
The 2nd one was moving when I candled it but died shortly after I opened it...Notice the yolk?...
The third one was also moving and actually pipped, so I helped it and now he's in there drying and still breathing...1 out of 16, sad day for us here....
I would get another thermometer It looks like maybe your temps was too low and they was slow forming.I know with it being winter I have had a devil of a time keeping my temps up in the bators at night and I just had this happen to a whole batch of silkies.How is the little one u got out doing ? We set our first ducks November 24 so far so good they are all forming I am going to be as heart broken as you if I do not get atleast a few I am so excited about having little ducks