Emergency help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jess22, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. jess22

    jess22 Just Hatched

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    I'm very new to this site. I've been incubating 3 duck eggs. It is now on the 31st day. No pipping or peeps. Two are still alive. What do I do. I think that one may be facing the wrong way. Should I start helping them since they are alive but no progress
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovy ducks or mallard derived breeds? What's your temp? Have you checked that with a second thermometer?

    What makes you think its facing the wrong way?
     
  3. jess22

    jess22 Just Hatched

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    Khaki campbell. Temp is at 100. Yes I used a 2nd thermometer. There is a black spot near the pointy end that looks almost like a water stain and read that it could be facing the wrong way. Just candle them and both are still moving
     
  4. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    31 days? Are you seeing any internal pips when candling or hearing any peeps? What is your humidity at?

    I just re-read you initial post... have the eggs dipped down... meaning is one side much lower then the other?
     
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  5. jess22

    jess22 Just Hatched

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    80%. I'm not sure but I think the one may have an internal pip. Do you mean the air sac dipping? If so yes it is.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  7. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    Yes, the air sac. Should be any day now. Are there any shadows on the sides of the air sac? If they have internal pips and have not pipped externally after 24 hrs, I would make an artificial external pip. Be sure to check this article out
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching good luck and keep us posted.
     
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  8. jess22

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    Update. I had to help both of them. I candle and one was struggling to breathe. Turned out both were in the wrong position. The one struggling didn't make it. The other one is half out but yolk still there. It's breathing and peeping. Just keeping an eye on it now.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Just let it finish on it's own now. they do better if the finish kicking out of the egg and it gives them time to finish absorbing the yolk. . Sorry you lost one. [​IMG]
     
  10. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    How is the second one doing now? So sorry for the loss[​IMG]
     

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