I dont know if my duck is malpositioned!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mellyrose567, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Mellyrose567

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    Hello everyone! I am new to this site (and hatching eggs) but have read so many posts already. However I cant seem to find much information about how to tell if my duck is malpositioned. I cant see anything while candling. It's day 30 and I see what looks like an attempt to pip in the middle of the shell. I'm not sure if that's what I'm seeing but when I candle it it looks like the duck is all the way up by the smaller side of the egg. I dont hear chirping but it past the float test. It was "rockin and rollin" so I know it's still alive . What do I do? How can I tell if it needs my help. I love this little guy already and really dont want him to pass away if I can help, but I also dont want to kill it by helping. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
     
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  2. Mellyrose567

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    Here is a pic
     

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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Can you shine a flashlight on the egg and take another picture?
    It's hard to see.

    What type of duck egg is this?
     
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  4. Mellyrose567

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    Thank you! I hope this one is a little clearer. It is a khaki Campbell
     

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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    Are you using a store bought incubator or a home made one?
    Also, do you have a humidity gauge in there?
    If so...what has your humidity been at?

    One last thing....never put a live egg in water unless you want to kill it.
     
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    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    When you candled it are you seeing movement of a duckling moving on its own or are you seeing movement because you are moving the egg?
     
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  7. DuckWhisperer06

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    @Mellyrose567 do you think you could post a video while you candle it?
     
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  8. Mellyrose567

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    Home made incubator. No humidity gauge but have a bowl of water in it and have been spraying often
     
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    I cant really see anything while candling
     
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