HELP!, incubating shipped duck eggs and may have messed up! freaking out!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RunamokRanch, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. RunamokRanch

    RunamokRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    its day 24 I didn't know that ducks and chickens are different since people incubate them together. I stopped turning on day 19 and they have been on lock since. are they going to be ok if I stopped turning to early? they have been on lock for days should I candle them or just wait? they all seem to be pulsing back and forth gently[like they are alive?] idk, I hope I didn't screw these guys up....also part are rouin and part are welsh harlequin
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm afraid there is not much you can do now you may get some that hatch. It's a good thing that you can see them moving there must be life in them and they could be getting position for hatching and that's why you can see them moving. By day19 when you stopped turning they should have been reasonably well developed which is better than a small embryo getting stuck to the inside of the shell. Try not to beat yourself up about this we all make mistakes I know I have, it's how we all live and learn. Wishing you the very best of luck with your duck eggs :fl
     
  3. RunamokRanch

    RunamokRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much , I guess we wait today is day 25....
     
  4. RunamokRanch

    RunamokRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I candle or just wait
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I personally wouldn't they should be getting in position now for hatching and I wouldn't want to disturb them or loose humidity in the incubator. That's just my personal preference but if you feel you really need too do it very quickly. Good luck :fl
     
  6. RunamokRanch

    RunamokRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I will wait it out, did enough things wrong so far
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

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    Don't be so down beat on yourself about it all these things happen :hugs
     
  8. RunamokRanch

    RunamokRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Awe thanks buddy
     
  9. RunamokRanch

    RunamokRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 30 heard a peep, still waiting,
     
  10. Farming Frenzy

    Farming Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey good luck dont worry today is day 21 of my silkies hatching still nothing :( I migh have messed it up too... or rather the hen (stopped sitting day 19! Had to swap to another broody) good luck
     

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