Muscovy hatch possible trouble

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by MartinsPoultry, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been monitoring this duckling for close to 14hours and it has not zipped but i can see its bill, and worst of all it pipped on the wrong end of the egg.

    I've read the thread about hatching and I am concerned about this baby. It was chirping like a mad duck last night but its quiet now. My humidity is up to 75-80% and heat is 100-101.

    The membrane where it pipped through turned brown, ive been wetting it with a q-tip. But no progression.

    Any other tips would be fabulous! Id hate to loose this one it was fighting so hard last night it sounded like a rock and roll party in the incubator.
     
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  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Take the egg candle it if there is a little movement, take off a TINY bit of the shell NOT the membrane...if every thing looks good.....take off some outer membrane keep wetting this bit with warm water....leave for an hour but keep wetting membrane....take off inner membrane (BE VERY CAREFUL!!!) if there is some blood leave it alone! If there is a hole in the shell, the outer membrane and the inner membrane the baby has air leave her but keep wetting (not on her bill) ps she could just be taking her time! xx keep me VERY posted please!
    if the time comes to intervene.....these are some instructions...
     
  3. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    ps turn the temp to 100....101 is TOO high!
     
  4. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just turned it down.
     
  5. Hybridchucks

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    good! xxx sorry for being abrupt....:rolleyes:
     
  6. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    @Hybridchucks no its fine. I just checked when i turned it down and the membrane was hard again so i moistened it down with warm water not to wake my sleeping family. And as soon as I began to wet it down i hear a loud peep peep peep from the duckling and she nosed my finger tip.
     
  7. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Awwww thats a GOOD sign!!! cute awww she nuzzled you!! Yeah keep moistening her membrane....you are doing great!! :thumbsup baby is probs taking her time :love:hugs
    hang in there!x xxx :hugs
     
  8. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    This little one will be one of the keepers. It already knows when I talk to them, like all my eggs I talk to. My guinea's knew who I was upon hatching 2 weeks ago.
    So far this is the only one to pip, others are quiet and no signs of pipping.
     
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  9. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you @Miss Lydia
    I am currently working with 2 still airs, 1 for hatching and 1 for incubating. I moved the eggs into the hatcher last week when I removed them from the auto turner.
    My humidity for incubating is in the low 40s due to weather.
     

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