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im on 29 days!!! what gives?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by streemers, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay so i have had 3 eggs get fully developed but not hatch all died at the last min.
    i have 1 left in the bator and i am on day 29 and no movement nothing! the way the lights are in my bator i can see the air cell and eveything looks good but no sign of hatching. what is going on? any ideas? i know i have the days correct. my temp and humid. have never been right but they all had been moving along just fine. when i opened 1 of the eggs that died it looked like it could get up and start peeping. no phys. problems.
    really could use some ideas or help and yes this is my first time hatching eggs:(
     
  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    I just finished my first batch of eggs, too and the same thing happened. I had no way to check humidity, but I know now that was my problem. I have two live chicks-out of 11 developing eggs. I had to hatch the last live one last night, and it died soon after. The membrane was dried out, hard, and white. I think I will try again, though, now I ordered a hygrometer to keep track of humidity this time.:DBoth chicks I have pipped, but got no further, so I very carefully followed directions on BYC to hatch them out and they seem to be just fine. Mine were supposed to hatch on the 20th, but only one did-the second one hatched yesterday.
     
  3. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my humidity was low but everyone was moving along just fine. the 1 egg i opened still had a wet membrane. so i dont know and when i turned up the humidity it got really wet in there. hope your next hatch is better;)
     
  4. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You said your temperature was "never right" An egg will usually develop with improper temps, but not hatch. You really cant fool mother nature.
     
  5. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im thinkin your right:(
     

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