Incubation of duck eggs

usmc88222

Chirping
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Jan 31, 2015
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Today is day 28 and nothing. I had one day that I came home and power was out and temp on my incubator was 53 degrees. Do you think the eggs got to cold to finish hatching ? Now sure on how old they were at that temp. I can see air gap in the egg but that is it. What should I do? Please help. I first incubator
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Orca5094

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That kind of temperature drop can kill them, but it all depends on how long it was for and how far into incubation they were at the time. They are much more sensitive to temperature drops early on in incubation.

When you candle, can you see any movement at all around the edge of the air cell? You should be able to see the dark mass pushing on the edges of the air cell if they are still alive in there. 28 days is just a ballpark, so they might still be ok. Low temps during incubation can also slow them down so they hatch a little later as well. But, look closely at the edges of the air cell and see if you see any movement at all.
 

Orca5094

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Let us know what you see! And if you can, maybe post a video or pic of them while you are candling. Sometimes it's hard to tell from a pic, but we might be able to tell if they are still OK.
 

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