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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.
Yay! Go babies go!
I've only opened up one egg and that vein is still there, same size as last night. That egg is 48 hours now since pip. No progress at all on any 3 of them. Something has to be wrong with them and I'm guessing it was the constant temp fluctuations early on. I can't just throw them out but at the same time I have given up hope. Guess I'll leave them and see if they will do something themselves.
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully something positive still comes out of it.
It's sad when they're all alone. I'm sorry you're not sleeping. I've been through this as well. I put a small stuffed animal in with them and my chick will cuddle right up to it. I haven't hatched ducks so I'm not sure. How is your humidity in the bator?
The vein still has all of the blood in it? I've found when you open them up and they're not ready, they can't fully absorb the blood so if some is going away this is good. I think that one must have been hit the hardest by temp fluctuations. Just keep it moist, and do your best to keep everything sterile when you touch it. It's very easy to pass E.coli to them causing mushy chick disease. I would personally crank up the humidity and make sure your temps are accurate. I've noticed when mine pip if i have high humidity, they hatch much faster and I don't have to assist any.
All of my eggs hatched and this hen is awesome! She hatched some as well. She took in my incubator chicks with no problems. I didn't even wait until it was night to put them under her. She's a great mom.
It's been right around 75 humidity. I just looked in and noticed a pink ring around the egg that is now 45 hours along. I pulled it out and candled and there is a bunch of blood inside on one side, right along the air sac line. I pulled off a lil shell on the other side of it to try and see what was happening. Don't know why it is bleeding but after pulling a bunch of the shell off away from the blood I have found no veins and no current bleeding. It looks like it either hurt its own vein awhile ago in attempt to get out or it cut itself trying to get out. It's squirming and peeping and looks healthy still so I think it just can't escape; maybe it's positioned wrong or the egg is too hard. I have a pretty big hole for it now but I'm gonna let him finish getting out on his own. Hopefully it can finish the job.
He probably nicked a vein. I had a chick that you could see the blood right around the air cell, but it hatched out just fine, didn't even need assisting.
And your humidity is good.