Help! Don’t know if I should assist Cygnet ready to hatch

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pntdhorses, May 16, 2019.

  1. pntdhorses

    pntdhorses Chirping

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    i have a swan egg that was rescued from predators. My EE hen has been sitting on it to see if we could hatch it. Well 2 days ago, I heard peeping from the egg. I also heard peeping yesterday. So in all reality, I expected to see a pip this morning but there is nothing and now I can’t hear any peeping. I would so hate to loose this baby after all this time and so close to hatch. Should I start a pip for it as it is obviously going to run out of air if it hasn’t already because of no pip. Or do I wait another day? This is really stressing me out.
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Hopefully someone that raises/deals with Swans can help you. @Pyxis @The Phantom

    How long has your hen been sitting on the egg?
     
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  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    I would start a small pip hole. I actually have some of my swans hatching right now. Do you have the egg in an incubator or under the hen? I would also put the egg on a flat hard surface and whistle to it. Usually the egg should wiggle.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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  5. pntdhorses

    pntdhorses Chirping

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    I have the egg under the hen still. I am going to go out and get it and start a pip hole. Should I wrap the egg in a warm towel while doing this or is it okay without heat? I fired up the incubator and will put it in there after I pip it. How high of humidity should I strive for? 70% or higher?
     
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  6. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    A warm towel would be a good idea. I like 70-75%
     
  7. pntdhorses

    pntdhorses Chirping

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    What’s gonna best the best tool to make the hole with?
     
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  8. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Do you have any tweezers with a fine point? I would use a light so you can see the veins.
     
  9. Anime2lover

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    Interesting.
     
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  10. pntdhorses

    pntdhorses Chirping

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    I fear I may be too late. I can’t hear peeping and doesn’t seem to be movement. I should have done this yesterday. I am completely bummed!
     
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