Pekin duck egg day 29 HELP!!! Pleaseeeeeee!!!

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  1. Danielle2006

    Danielle2006 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so i didnt notice yesterday that i was posying in a chick hatch along forum about duck egg lol so i figured id make my own thread here! I have 1 Pekin duck egg on lock down it is day 29 today it has a yellow couldy color in part of its air cell i havent heard a pipp from it or seen any movement in the last 2 days my gut feeling is that this sweet baby died :( anyone ever seen anything like this i have been searching for the last few hours and found nothing that looks like this really??!?!? [​IMG] i edited to add that i have a still air incubator my humbity is 75% and the temp is 99 the little guy was doing great until i put it on lockdown :((
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    This is why it hasn't hatched. Your temp is low and if it's been this low all throughout incubation then you've been 2 and half degrees low the entire time. That's going to slow down your hatch a lot.

    I can't really make out anything in your candling picture so I can't tell you if it died or not, but with the temp being so low I would definitely give it a few more days before assuming it didn't make it.
     
  3. Danielle2006

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    oh wow!! I thought 99 was what it was suppose to be holy cow :/ thank you so much [​IMG]
    Maybe this pic is a little better not sure
     
  4. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I hope your little baby is still living![​IMG]
     
  5. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Danielle2006 you had your incubator at 99˚ the whole time? What kind of incubator? I've always incubated at 99.5˚ if it's a forced air incubator, but higher if it's still air.
     
  6. Danielle2006

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    i have a still air little giant i have it set to 100.5 but my digital thermometer reads at 99
     
  7. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same, but It's one of 2 that I run, and tend to use it only in the lockdown phase. I set mine to 100.5-101.5 if I do use it for the full incubation.

    Maybe next time nudge that incubator temp up until your second thermometer hits 99.5? @Pyxis may be right, a little more time might be necessary.
     
  8. Danielle2006

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    i have 2 as well on for lock down and one for the incubatiom period the one for incubatiom stay steady at 99.8 i have 2 thermometers at the base of the eggs in this one and the top thermometer reads 100.00
     
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  10. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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