Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Sooo cute!!

    ** By the way, did you put something on that exposed membrane? Vaseline, Neosporin withOUT pain reliever, canola oil... something to keep it from drying out. Looks like you did fine though, its got breathing room to work now.
     
  2. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last pipped egg is pipping on it's side. Should I roll the pip up to the top or leave it be???
     
  3. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    ok, i did put som triple antibiotic (generic for neo). her beak is just poking out of the membrane and it looks like the bleeding has stopped? it could be bleeding inside, i have no idea. the chick is barely moving this time, earlier it opened it beak very wide a couple of times, to get a breath and i read to move to help absorb its yolk, is that right?
    anyway, i will leave her alone for awhile and just ck on her. i have another piping in the right place, thank GOD!
    thanks for your help, all of you, i appreciate all of you.
    havea wonderful day, i will keep you updated on the progress of my little RD.
     
  4. bluejean55girl

    bluejean55girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let this egg lie as it is, and just watch for now.
     
  5. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    i have had only 2 batchs of shipped eggs and they were pretty clean... if there is any med/large pieces of poo on them i take a damp towel and just hold it to the poo until it softens and then lightly wipe if off. i do not like to clean eggs for the reason you mentioned. or sometimes i will just take a dry paper towel and wipe off what will come off. i do this very lightly. i just take off what i think will hinder the pores. i think that while they are in the bator, some of the moisture will soften the dirt and as i handle them, to candle it will fall off. kwim? hope this helps.
     
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  6. BigWeenMachine

    BigWeenMachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    K, I think that's a good idea. It just pipped overnight and these guys are taking their sweet time hatching. The first one took over 36 hours and now 2 of the other pippers are over 24 hours and they still havn't cleared the hole out enough so that I can see their beaks. Is this normal for ducks to take this long??? They will be completing day 28 in about 5 hours so they're not late yet.
     
  7. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Im so sad, i went to ck on pipping and zipping RD. & the membrane was split a tiny bit and the shell was off all arond zipping area, but i noticed it was not moving, so i listened to it w/my stethoscope, no sound so i gently pulled the shell off and it ws dead.
    why did it die? it has only been a couple of hours since it started to pip, zip and die.. its not like it was many many hours???
    I dont know why the membrane is so thick and rubbery looking?
    any suggestions?
     
  8. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  9. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I just realized you ask about us who have shipped eggs. I have shipped my duck eggs 2 times and i clean them in the same way i described in my previous reply. thanks
     
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  10. bluejean55girl

    bluejean55girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone else will need to chime in on length of time. But if you use your first egg to measure your timing for this hatch. It is still looking good. Imo
     

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