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HELP! its day 30 for my pekin duck eggs there alive but not hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moreno2138, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. moreno2138

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    I have 10 pekin duck eggs in the incubator and it's day 30 should I be concerned? I candled 2 and they seem to be fine moving around inside I can't tell if they have peeped as I can slightly see a Shadow in the air pocket on both and I don't hear anything. I did hold the eggs about 5 days before I put them in the incubator do you think this is why it is taking longer? Any advise is helpful thank you!
     
  2. brad3126

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    Hi how high is your humidity and temp.. is it a still incubator or forced air. holding them for 5 days should be the reason.
     
  3. brad3126

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    I mean holding the for 5 days shouldn't be the reason miss typed
     
  4. moreno2138

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    Hi my humidity is at 76 and temp is at 99
     
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    They are in a still incubator. Thanks
     
  6. brad3126

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    humidity sounds good..my temp runs 99.6 in a forced air ..do you see any pips . sometimes they are hard to see..if the humidity or temp is low they may take longer to hatch....hopefully they are still alive.
     
  7. brad3126

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    oh and when you put them in an incubator did you skip a day to the count...rule of thumb is egg do nott get up to temperature for 24 hours so skip one day and then count.
     
  8. moreno2138

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    Ok i will wait it out and see hopefully they will hatch soon . thank you
     
  9. CGilbert

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    Generally in a still air incubator, you want the temperature about 2 degrees high. Do you have a secondary thermometer in the incubator to verify the temperature?
     
  10. brad3126

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    hopefully they will hatch and patience is a big factor and keep looking for movement . I usually shine a light on them to see if they have piped or if they move.
     

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