Hatching egg issue! Help!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cskotek, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today is when my first egg was to hatch. Well it started to and made a hole and the egg was like slightly wiggleing. But when I went to check on it after work (12 hours later after the 1st time when I checked on it) The hole is larger but the hole seems hallow. When I put a light onto it I can see the opposite side of the hole there are veins and a sack like thing. When I put the light under the egg and rotate it the light dont go threw. Can it be really shrink wrapped anyone know whats going on and what should I do???!!!
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    By removing it while it was pipped, you may have done more harm than good. I would wrap the egg in a warm moist paper towel and leave it alone. From pip to hatch for a duck egg can take up to 48 hours.
  3. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didnt remove it, its still in the egg, the hole is like small but big enough I can see nto it so I was useing a light to see why there was no beak pokeing threw.. I dont know if anyone else was in the incubator while i was at work :( It makes me really sad. And I made sure that today was the 28 days and it would have been so this morning. It started to like wiggle (the egg) last night woke up and it was a small hole and came home bigger hole, no beak of feathers pokeing threw which is why I looked wth a flash light... When you tilt the egg I can see a liquid moving while i turn it....... Its so strange!!! :(((
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    It takes nerves of steel to hatch eggs, and I pray that things start looking up with this hatch.

  5. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, the first one has passed... My next egg that was due hasent even piped yet and it was due to yest. So I am hopeing it gets its little butt in gear!
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    Removing eggs from the bator once they should be in lockdown can result in higher number of shrink wrapped and or dead hatchlings. Once you hit three days before the due date you are to stop turning, increase humidity and NOT open the bator at all. They need the elevated humidity to aid in hatching. Feel free to check out our farms website. We have a page on trouble shooting, and when to ot when not to assist.
  7. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much!
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    So sorry, and hoping for the best for the next one. [​IMG]
    I thought your muscovy duck was sitting on eggs? or do I have you confused with someone else?
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012
  9. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    The eggs where all duds argh, worse hatch ever in my book -.- I am going to check the thermometer with another to make sure its working and a hydrometer

    She was, but they didnt hatch, I had 2 runner eggs under her and just tonight I picked up a pair thats 4 yr old and the female lays fertile eggs and sits on them so I'm going to hope the best with that.
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    Sorry [​IMG]

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