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Eggs at day 26: advice needed please!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Quackanory, May 2, 2016.

  1. Quackanory

    Quackanory Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 28: should I float test?!
     
  2. ChicagoDucks

    ChicagoDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Float test only as a last resort. Hold the egg to your ear, if you hear, "click, click, click" it is a great sign! It means they are pipped internally and starting to use their lungs. If you don't hear anything, then candle them and look for an internal pip and/or movement. Remember, hatching is exhuasting and they take long rest breaks, so don't worry if you don't see movement right away. Be patient! Give it another day or so.
     
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  3. Quackanory

    Quackanory Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I'll give it another couple of days. It's just so frustrating after the excitement of seeing 2 of the eggs moving the other night and now nothing. I'm so scared for them :/
     
  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd candle before float. Can you see an internal pip?
     
  5. Quackanory

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    There's no sign of anything yet, I don't think there's been any internal pipping. Should we candle them tonight?
     
  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Candle. Make sure you still see movement.

    What day are you at now? 28?
     
  7. Quackanory

    Quackanory Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks we're at day 29 now. We'll candle them in about an hour when it gets a bit darker and let you know if we see anything
     
  8. Quackanory

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    We just candled and all 6 still seem ok :) there was strong movement in 4 of the eggs and slight movement in 2. No sign of any internal pips yet though
     
  9. ChicagoDucks

    ChicagoDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good news. The hatches seem to be running behind schedule, was the incubator cool? Any chance you a have Muscovy eggs?
     
  10. Quackanory

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    The eggs were sold as White Campbellshirt by the supplier. There's still no sign of any movement or pipping :(
     

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