Muscovy left her eggs on day 27

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by melton03, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. melton03

    melton03 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to the store this morning around 9 came home at 1pm she was sitting out in the yard! I knew something was wrong she only comes off the eggs for 30 mins tops in the morning and Evening. I went and checked them and they were cold. I grabbed some and candled and saw no movement? Is there any hope. I grabbed 7 that looked very developed and put them in my incubator!! hELP
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At four hours-most likely less, yes, there is a good chance the ducklings are alive yet; especially at that stage of development.
     
  3. melton03

    melton03 Out Of The Brooder

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    Muscovys incubate for 35 days so they still had 8 days left
     
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I know, but that's still later in development and can survive longer than embryos at an earlier stage.
     
  5. melton03

    melton03 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I am holding on to any hope!
     
  6. melton03

    melton03 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just turned (I have no turner) and saw movement 5 out of 7 eggs that I put in the bator
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great. I thought they would still be alive. Good luck!
     
  8. melton03

    melton03 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 eggs left that have development and movement? The "hatch" day is Friday (according to my calculations which may be off by a day) since the hen was browsing them up until day 27 do I still put them on lockdown?
     
  9. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. And good luck. If you are off on the hatch date a day or so it will not matter. Good luck again.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
  10. melton03

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    My Muscovy died last night so now I know why she got off the eggs. Not sure why she died but, at least she wasn't a bad mommy! I am praying these 3 eggs hatch so I can have a peice of her
     

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