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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ortiz5954, May 31, 2016.
Is this shrinked wrap?Suggestions?4 days over due
Doesn't look like it to me but it might if you let it dry out! Have you candled it? Were your temps low during incubation?
Temps were not low at all and out of 16 eggs only two ended up like this and one didn't make it, had a jello like base in it. I candled it, probably should of float tested it before opening a peep hole though. Just saw dark blob and they hadn't been moving. Its hard to tell from pic but it looks like it is just sticking to the entire shape of the duck.
Oh, I'm looking at it on my computer now instead of my phone and can see better. If it's not moving, I would go ahead and open it up slowly and carefully. If you find that it is alive still and has yolk, leave the bottom half of the egg on and wrap it in a damp washcloth with the head and beak exposed. Check back about every twelve hours and once the yolk is absorbed you can it the rest of the way out of the shell. This worked for my turkeys that I recently hatched.
I can see it moving it breaks my heart. I will try that, the other one I saw a small spec of blood coming out so I unrwrapped it I think a bit to much because it started to move then passed. I was just worried it was going to be drowned inside, the yolk on other was absorbed. Bad lesson to learn.Thx
It's a difficult decision to make because there is a fine line between helping too early and too late and both can have bad consequences and leave you second guessing yourself. It could always be that they wouldn't make it either way, but you can't help but wonder if you caused it. And if you don't do anything and they pass, then you wonder if you could have saved it!