help please! updated.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pippins, Sep 11, 2014.

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    I have a lg9200 have 4 runner duck eggs in bator on day 29 no hatch yet, 2 have invisible movement the other 2 nothing. I recently noticed my temp was off by what looks like 8° any hope on saving these babies? Any help would be great. This is our 1st hatch
     
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    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by "invisible movement"? I would candle them and look closely for movement inside in the form of them pushing on the air cell membrane. You can also put them up to your ear and listen for peeps/taps from the ducklings inside to see if they are still viable. If you do hear/see any movement I'd put them back in and make sure the temp stays where it should be and give them a little more time. That is a pretty significant temperature drop, so I'm not sure how well they'll deal with that. How long do you think it was that low?
     
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    Sorry I ment visible movement to the eye. I did candle yesterday 2 of the 4 had movement but from what I could tell still hadn't broke into the air sacks. I did get the temp back up thou am having issues keeping it up today we had a huge cold front come in and are expecting snow. The 2 thermometers are off by 4° not the 8 I original thought and hydrometer meters are off each other by 25 %. The 2 that are off are the one's I started with so I'm sure everything has been out of wack since day one. I did try to listen for sounds yesterday day but couldn't tell for sure with the kids making so much noise them selfs. As soon as the kids are off to school I'll start watchin for eggs jiggling around.
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, well if the temp was a bit low for the entire incubation the ducklings probably developed a bit slower and will be a little late to hatch. They still might be ok, especially since you saw movement in two of them. I'd just do the best you can with the temp and humidity and leave them be for now. Hopefully they'll make some progress soon!
     
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    Thanks, I'll update with any progress.
     
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    Decided to float test 3 are quitters, as I went to do the 4 I could feel movements and hear tapping. Candled and its definitely internally pipped.
     
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    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sad about the other 3, but great that one is still ok! Good luck and post updates! :)
     
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    External pip!!
     
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    YAY!!! Can't wait to see the little guy out. :)
     
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    Just hatched :)
     

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