dead?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kaciebig, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. kaciebig

    kaciebig Out Of The Brooder

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    is this not alive? day 29 and I don't see anything moving. :( my whole batch was bad if that's the case.
     
  2. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    Now I have only incubated one batch so I am a bit of an amateur.
    But, where did you get those eggs from?
     
  3. kaciebig

    kaciebig Out Of The Brooder

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    metzer farms
     
  4. TWK777

    TWK777 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are all dead. 29 days means that they are definatly dead.
     
  5. TWK777

    TWK777 Out Of The Brooder

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    It should have hatched on day 21 or 22 give or take two days. After that it's pretty much hopeless. The one in the pic is definitely dead.
     
  6. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read ducks can take 31 days to hatch.
    I wouldn't give up yet!
    Give them another day or two, if nothing changes they might be gone.
    Sorry to say it but, my eggs that looked like that didn't hatch. They had died in the last days before hatch day.
    Best of luck!
     
  7. kaciebig

    kaciebig Out Of The Brooder

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    they are duck eggs... yeah, I'm not sure what happened. There was one rotten one in there at one point. I only had six from the start.
     
  8. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is so much that could have happened. None of it your fault either.
    Duck eggs are challenging little guys.
    The exact same thing happened to me and my 5 mallard eggs. Then, I decided to step it up and just get ducklings from Metzer. ;)
    Like I said, give it a couple more days just in case.
    Then I would contact Metzer about the experience.
     
  9. kaciebig

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    thank you! i will do that! @bydhatch
     
  10. purslanegarden

    purslanegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the question is, was the hatching environment bad or were the eggs not fertilized?

    fertilized eggs would at least show some level of development, even if the baby dies inside the egg, so if you see nothing, then it's possibly unfertilized eggs, since i'm assuming the temperature of the incubator is at least good. don't know if humidity will make underdeveloped babies.
     

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