Duck Eggs-should I see movement at day 24 of incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ellie97, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. ellie97

    ellie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two duck eggs are now at day 24 of their incubation in the Little Giant 9200 incubator. There was a temperature spike last night and the eggs got up to about 103 for sometime less than 7 hours. The last time I candled the eggs was a few days ago, and I could see the babies moving around. I just now candled the eggs, and all I can see is mostly darkness around the air sac with a few veins on the edge. I can't distinguish any movement, so I'm really concerned, but I wanted to ask what your thoughts were on this, because I thought it might just be because the ducklings were so crowded in the egg at this point they're not moving as much. I did candle the eggs this morning right after the temp spike and I thought I detected a little movement in one of them, but I'm not positive. Thanks!
     
  2. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its really really hard to see when they are that close to hatching. You have to look for the tiniest little movement. I have sworn all my eggs were dead when I put them into lockdown because they werent moving & then they hatched. I guess they just get so squished in there that they cant really move too much.
     
  3. ellie97

    ellie97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I checked again today and saw definite movement, so I feel better now. Lockdown starts tomorrow-wish me luck! :)
     
  4. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck!! let me know what happens with them!!
     

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