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Embryo dead inside egg? Day 26

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Conolii0316, May 9, 2015.

  1. Conolii0316

    Conolii0316 Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled my duck egg on day 26 and saw that the duck inside wasn't moving. I gently shook the egg, but still saw no movement. I put the egg back in the incubator still hoping that it's alive. Is it normal for a duck egg on day 26 to not move, or is it dead?
     
  2. paws4440

    paws4440 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's sometimes normal
     
  3. Conolii0316

    Conolii0316 Out Of The Brooder

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    But two days ago, it was moving a lot inside the egg? I candled it again a few minutes ago and I still saw no movement at all...I am so worried.
     
  4. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Worried or not, you shouldn't be messing around with it while the baby is preparing to hatch. Keeping the egg in a nice humid warm place and undisturbed is critical to hatching.

    The last three days are generally considered hands off.
     
  5. paws4440

    paws4440 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah maybe like myn he was moving around a lot but now he has gotten bigger and he isn't moving but I can see a heart beat if I look very closely
     
  6. MyBabyDuck

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    Hi can you please tell me what happened to your ducks? Did they arrive safely?
    Mine is on day26 and stopped moving. I have tried to look closely without too much disturbance, but nothing, not a murmur. :(
     
  7. jxc900

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    this can usually happen if you haven't been turning them everyday. you're suppose to turn them 3 or more times a day.[​IMG]
     
  8. MyBabyDuck

    MyBabyDuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I stopped turning yesterday on day 25. Today I see no movement, just some tiny fluid movements. Can't tell for sure.
     
  9. stripeduck777

    stripeduck777 New Egg

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    hi, i am having trouble with my duck eggs also. My eggs are moving in the egg when i candle them and pecking when i put them up to my ear but they wont hatch. Does anybody suggest anything to do to help the hatch or to see if they will hatch?
     
  10. stripeduck777

    stripeduck777 New Egg

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    also, i am on day 35. they look good, i am wondering if it is just our cheap incubator and it is not keeping the heat as high as it should be and they might take longer.I dont know if i should just leave them alone or try and help
     

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