hatching duckling eggs help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jncoursey, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Jncoursey

    Jncoursey Hatching

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    I have 10 Cayuga duck eggs I have been incubating and today is day 28. They all are pipping through but the membranes are turning brown! What does that mean?
     

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  2. mammaofmiracles

    mammaofmiracles Chirping

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    What is your humidity at? Are they still moving around? I have no experience either wish I could help but I can try and brainstorm!
     
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  3. mammaofmiracles

    mammaofmiracles Chirping

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    Honestly it sounds like the membranes might be dry :(
    Do they seem stuck in the egg? Is the humidity high? I googled it and it could be a sign of the membranes dried .
     
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  4. LoneWolfRanchOregon

    LoneWolfRanchOregon In the Brooder

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    Hello! I am curious about this too, I have ducklings cracking shells, but am afraid they are not moist enough.
    Could they be misted in this stage?
    Thanks, and good luck Jncoursey
     
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  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    What's the humidity at?...Are you opening the incubator?....Humidity at 65 and vents open...Do not assist yet...
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Light browning happens as a bit of shell falls off...It does not interfere with the internal membrane...Do not get panicked now...
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Did you pick that egg open?
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I see no visible indications the Duckling was ready yet...No Bill....
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

  10. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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    How long ago did they pip externally? If they are still active/noisy, no worry, just give more time. I see your post is from this morning. How are they doing now?
     
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