Day Late - Hasn't pipped - can feel it moving

tia

Songster
10 Years
Apr 19, 2009
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Hatching Ancona eggs. 6 out of 7 hatched. One in the incubator still. It has broken through air cell and moving, but no pip. This is one day after hatch date. I am sitting on my hands. Oh dear - what to do?
 

WalnutHill

Crowing
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Mar 16, 2014
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Sit a while longer. Every time I have "helped" but one, the chick had issues. I lost two that I didn't help that may have had a chance. But if cheeping and rolling stops, I'd tap a bit and if no strong response, I'd pip the end of the air cell.
 

tia

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Apr 19, 2009
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I just candled it to see if it was still moving. It is very much alive I can hear it chirping loud and see it moving.
 

tia

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Candled the egg before going home and the little guy had gone to ducky heaven. Poor little one... must have had some problems, I noticed a slight hairline crack in the egg which had been shipped. That might have had something to do with it. Well feel real lucky to have 6 healthy ducklings. Sometimes it just wasn't meant to be.
 
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