~*Duck eggs..I heard peeping in them just 2 days ago*~

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by neener92, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard peeping in these two egg just 2 days ago...now they are off colored and silent. Are they still alive? :[

    Here are some pictures of the two eggs when I candled them......
    Egg #1 [​IMG]
    Egg #2 [​IMG]

    Here is a picture I took after I candled them...you can see they are a weird color they weren't this color the other day....the other eggs are some chicken eggs I was candling too.......
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  2. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not very experienced but the eggs turning colors doesn't sound good, when were they due to hatch?
     
  3. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had about 11 eggs one hatched 2 days ago and the other 4 hatched today the rest of the eggs look about like the 2 in the picture.
     
  4. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if it would be the right thing to do, but if it were me & with them turning colors, I would tap a hole in the shell where the air cell is. After that if I couldn't tell anything I would open the membrane just a hair to see if I could tell what was going on in there...
     
  5. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would this hurt the babies if they are still alive?
     
  6. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. If they have been incubating 3 weeks, it should not hurt them.

    The hole will make sure they don't use up all their oxygen by staying in there extra long.

    However, I would only do a small hole so egg shell contents don't dry out too quickly--if that happens, the chick can get stuck to the membrane plus the shell can become hard to break through when it's really dry. It would be a good idea to increase the humidity by increasing wet surface areas in incubator by putting some wet paper towels in the corners of your incubator or something like that.
     
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  7. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I poked a hole in one of the eggs and found that the duckling had poked through the air sac and was already dead :[
     
  8. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    In the egg if you see movement leave it if not look for liquid moving around by rolling the egg
    They can hatch up too 7 days late depending on how they were stored
    Were there any pips in the eggs
    Also if the egg looks like a greyish kinda nasty on the outside they are probably not good
    If you tap a hole smell it you can tell dead or alive for sure then
    Some chicks/ducklings just dont make it past lock down (have no answer for that it happens [​IMG]
    I do not recommend tapping holes in eggs but it may be neccesary sometimes to save a life just make sure all options are exhausted first
     
  9. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were all dead :[ One had a deformed beak and clubbed foot. The others don't seem to have any abnormalities that I can see. Could it be because they are mules? But out of "the mules" I had five to hatch successfully.
     

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