Mallard egg, day 24 no movement. Still alive?

Amandamay

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May 28, 2020
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Hey

I’m incubating some mallard eggs and I’ve not seen movement in one of the eggs for 2 days. The others I can see clearly are moving. The one that’s not moving anymore has a smaller air sack than the others. How can I tell if it’s still alive?

thanks!
 

shawluvsbirds

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Hey

I’m incubating some mallard eggs and I’ve not seen movement in one of the eggs for 2 days. The others I can see clearly are moving. The one that’s not moving anymore has a smaller air sack than the others. How can I tell if it’s still alive?

thanks!
What day of incubation are they on?
It becomes pretty hard to see any movement once they are close to hatching.
Usually you can see just a little bit of red veining around the air cell.
 

Amandamay

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May 28, 2020
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Hiya I’m going to take some pictures this evening if I can manage it - this ones due to hatch on Sunday/Monday next week but it does look quite different from the others (the others were incubated 2 days after the first).
I’ve kept it in the incubator but worried about it exploding if the ducklings died!

will update again tonight!
 

Amandamay

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May 28, 2020
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Hiya I’ve managed to take some pictures of the egg tonight - I think this should be day 25 for it.
Thanks!
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