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Help! Cayuga's pipped internally on day 24!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by K.Riggs, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. K.Riggs

    K.Riggs Songster

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    I am incubating for the first ever time. The temp has been steady at 37.7 the whole time humidity %40. I just put them into lockdown it's day 24 and 3 have their beaks visible in the aircells!! Is this bad??? Will I need to give them a breathing hole? I foolishly didn't mark which ones so now I'm not sure when I look in the bator :(
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    It's okay! That's pretty normal, sounds like they may be a day or so early because your temp has been a little high. No need to panic about that. They are slow hatchers, so be prepared for this to drag out for a couple more days most likely. No need to give them a safety hole yet. You can do so if after 24 hours they haven't externally pipped.
     
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    37.7 was the temp recommend in the manual for duck eggs :(

    So if after 24 hours if nothing has happened, I would have to candle to find the ones that have pipped internally? But then there might be more and how would I know which ones had done so the day before? I thought you can't open the incubator? I'm so nervous now I'm feeling not equipped to deal with this! Should I just find and Mark them now since I only just put them into lockdown a few hrs ago?
     
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    Ok my incubator takes only 2 mins Max to stabilise it is a very good quality one. I am going to mark them I would hate to not know which ones were struggling. Thanks so much! Also I put the temp down to 37.2 which is what the manual said to do at lockdown for ducks.
     
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    OK I found them it was actually only two and wow I can see their bills so clearly tapping on the inside of the shell. Amazing! A couple of them still have a lot of goo at the pointy end, like a lot more left in than others but are still moving is there a reason why?
     

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