Help! Unhatched ducks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Summerhenderson962, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. Summerhenderson962

    Summerhenderson962 Just Hatched

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    I have 6 Indian runner ducks incubating on day 30. They have not started hatching and haven't internally pipped. However, after candling I can see that they are alive and moving round a lot inside the egg! They are so late but also so alive, I don't know what to do! Help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest asking on the duck forum -
    http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks but if they are alive, all is not lost yet. Slightly "off" incubator settings can delay hatching - but the duck peeps will offer expert advice.

    Good luck
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The fact that they are moving around, is a very good sign. Maybe the temps. were lower than they should have been in the incubator - this can slow their development so hatch later than expected. Sending good hatching vibes your way :fl
     
  4. Summerhenderson962

    Summerhenderson962 Just Hatched

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    Now two of the eggs have orange/yellow patches in a small peice of the air cell where it joins the membrane, but all eggs are still moving loads with no pip?
     

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