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Duck egg taking too long to hatch........help please?????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Nisaa, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Nisaa

    Nisaa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Its my first time hatching a duck egg and i need help. i found a duck egg on my family's farm.the egg was abandoned.so i decided to take it home and hatch it at home under a heat lamp. i have had the egg for about one month and some more days. the egg has had gradual development.When i candle the egg i can see the embryo in the egg.I also have done the float test on the egg. the egg floated and bubble in the water. also around the egg their were tiny air bubbles as in the embryo was breathing in the egg while in the water.I'm worried because it has taken too much time for the duckling to hatch.... here is a picture of my lil duckling.....please tell me if it is dead or alive?????? the duck egg is under a heat lamp at 98 degrees i have a thermometer.
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    This is a picture of the back of the egg. bellow is the picture in the front were the embryo can be seen.

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    Here is another picture of the front of the egg....bellow is it....
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    Help please....... Is it dead or alive.......
     
  2. Bodee

    Bodee Out Of The Brooder

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    How many days has it been under the heat lamp ?
     
  3. Nisaa

    Nisaa Out Of The Brooder

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    over a month... and from the beginning it had slow development... bc at first i just had it wrapped up in a towel then i placed it under the heat lamp when i saw it wasn't developing fast enough....
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Nisaa I gave you this chart on another thread but can you tell by this how your egg is doing?
    http://wildliferehabber.com/sites/default/files/wr_duckeggchart.jpg
     
  5. Nisaa

    Nisaa Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you,
    on the farm their were Muscovy duck also...
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    So may very well be a Muscovy egg and they take longer to hatch 35-37 days.
     
  7. Nisaa

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    whats the proper position to place the duck egg when candling it.... should
    the flash light line shine from tru the air sac... or one has to candle it from the narrow end pointing
    down.....??? because on the position i candle the egg i get two different picture...???
    Help please....[​IMG]
     
  8. Nisaa

    Nisaa Out Of The Brooder

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    wel my duckling is deah.i did d snift test today n he failed.ima try a nxt time.thanks for al d help n advice.
     

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