Is it dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by truckerswife, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. truckerswife

    truckerswife Songster

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    Muscovy egg day 35 yesterday (Sunday). Had been tapping and peeping since Saturday morning. No noise this morning so I held it to my ear and heard faint tapping no peeping.

    Just checked this afternoon no cracks , no noise ..I checked with flashlight to see if any movement...didnt see any.

    Is she dead? Do they go from being noisy and active to quiet and over due by a day.

    I think she died today but am hoping not especially after I have heard her little voice.

    Can she still hatch...maybe just resting?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    Im sorry for your dillima , I am afraid I have no answers. I hope someone who knows more will answer you soon.
    If no One does and you really think the baby is gonna die you could perhaps make a small hole in the end with the air cell to give oxegen and to see if you can see movement . be shure to keep up the humidity . Good luck.
     
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

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    During the hatch they get very tired and sleep in between. I don't know how many days it takes for Muscovys take to hatch but I would let it be for a while. Have you spritzed the shell? I understand that duck eggs need additional moisture on the shell. You could also place a warm damp paper towel under the egg.
     
  4. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
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    i would poke a hole where the air cell is, just to make sure she gets enough air. make sure to keep the humidity up. i hope she's okay and she hatches!
     

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