Help with pipping but no chirping (ducks)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Baylor, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got back into town and should have come home to 3 new baby ducks. I didnt see them shaking in the small incubator so I candled them to see that they have all internally pipped but there is no shaking that I can see nor hear any chirping. Should I intervene?
    I know they were a good pair for parents because 3 just hatched last week successfully. The parents were taken by something in the wild so these little guys are their legacy.
    I have read oodles but just am not sure exactly what I should do. I did just externally pip slightly at the tips the shells and still I dont hear anything.
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] If you try to intervene most likely the chicks will die. Sometimes you may hear peeping and sometimes not.

    ETA: What day are you on and how has your temp and humidity been?
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011
  3. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldnt sleep so I intervened at 2:00 am and all 3 were dead - very sad since their eyes were open and it appeared there was no blood veins around the membrane so not sure what stopped them from externally pipping. [​IMG] I think if I would have intervened as soon as I got home I might have been able to save them.
     

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