PLEASE HELP PLEASE!! Egg has weird dark spots on it today

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  1. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 29 with my duckling egg, everything up to this point had been wonderful, I've never tried to hatch an egg so idk what I'm doing but what I e done so far has worked there is a baby duck within the shell. Today however when I went to check on it I noticed dark spots on the egg almost like bruising. Idk what to do, if then spots are bad, is that an SOS signal from the duckling, should I try to help it hatch... Please someone help. I'm very sick and this little guy has been my therapy for 29 days even my Dr. noticed a difference... I just need advice
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A picture of the egg may help.
     
  3. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried it won't let me
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh sorry you have to post more, just get on one of the games that are in the fun and games portion of the forums it helps to get you to enough posts to put a pic. up they had to do it because of spamming people.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is it? Anything but a Muscovy, its overdue. It should start picking today, if not I'm afraid its not going to hatch. How's the humidity? Ducks need very high humidity to hatch, appx 55-60%.
     
  6. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's an egg from one of my hens, a mallard hen, something ate the nest. I found her laying on the nest on April 2nd and by the 4th something had destroyed all but 1 egg
    I have no clue what I'm doing I have been making my own humidity and keeping it warm with 1 of my heat lamps. I candled the egg this morning and saw movement still no pecking. I am not sure if it's over due or if I need to give it more time. I'm not sure when to start counting my days...thisthe first nest my hen laid...and I'm completely oblivious to the logistics of incubation of an duck egg.
     
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quackin ducks "everything but a Muscovy" incubate for 28 days. But just using a heat lamp, the temp may vary and could take a little longer. I'd say give it a couple more days. And if it doesn't hatch then its not going to. You also can try tapping on it and see if it talks back.
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also the dark spots generally indicate a duckling that has died and settled to the side of the shell. Its not looking good, but fingers crossed for you.
     
  9. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a horrible day 1 of my pet ducks died today and I have cried all day and now I'm worried about this egg ...what the duck :(
     
  10. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It moved today when I candled it so I don't believe it to be dead :(
    Plus there are 2 random dark spots....so idk should I bust it out of the egg??? Not really bust it out.... But help it .... ?
     

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