Muscovy eggs - 1 week from hatch left @ 50 degrees for more than a few hours?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thepregnantgod, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. thepregnantgod

    thepregnantgod Out Of The Brooder

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    Will they survive if I'm now incubating them? A predator scared off Momma duck - and I found the nest abandoned (quite the surprise considering how protective she was) for at least a few hours. The outdoor temp was around 50 degrees F.

    Just curious if my rescue efforts are futile.
     
  2. Bobwhite-Falcon

    Bobwhite-Falcon Out Of The Brooder

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    You can tell by candling them, you can do this in a pitch black room with a strong flashlight, they will be fine with the temp, just rember to turn them 3 or more times a day until 3 days before hatch, Here's a helpful website:
    http://shilala.homestead.com/candling.html
    I wish you best of luck with them! [​IMG]
     
  3. sheboyganjohn

    sheboyganjohn Out Of The Brooder

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    Read the thread "incubator unplugged" just about to the bottom of the first page will give you pease of mind, and half way through the second page will give you a warning on why not to give up too early.
     

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