Duck eggs: day 28. Help a stressed out momma!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickies2020, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Chickies2020

    Chickies2020 Out Of The Brooder

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    So its the morning of day 28th. Here's what I'm working with:
    - Khaki Campbells
    - set late at night, counted "day 1" beginning the next morning
    - 3 eggs, all live when last candled on day 25
    - Brinsea mini, followed all instructions in terms of water, lockdown, turning, etc.
    - have not opened incubator since day 25

    I can kind-of-sort of candle through the wall of the incubator, and while it's not a great view, I can see the air sacs and don't believe there are any internal pips. There's no audible peeps and none are rocking or moving at all.

    Am I worrying for no reason? Shouldn't they have pipped by now? Or be moving or rocking?
     
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  2. Chickies2020

    Chickies2020 Out Of The Brooder

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    After convincing myself they were all dead I did quick candling and they are all fine - one internally pipped, and the other two are still moving around. Hopefully I didnt mess anything up with the >30 seconds of candling - definitely no external pip and the humidity was back to normal within seconds.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Candling eggs are not going to hurt them, especially with no external pips.
    When you count your days you start your count 24 hours after set.
    I set eggs at 10pm last Wednesday, so day one started for me at 10pm Thursday.
     
  4. Chickies2020

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    Thanks :)

    No external pips yet, trying to keep myself distracted while waiting!
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Good luck with that!! lol
     
  6. Chickies2020

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    Why havent they externally piped yet? I have no idea what day they internally pipped since I hadn't handled them since day 25. It's day 28 - COME OUT! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jay13

    Jay13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hooray For External Pips!! Congrats
     

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