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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shawnnaraye87, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Shawnnaraye87

    Shawnnaraye87 Out Of The Brooder

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    How long past hatching date have you had a successful hatch. Please let me know. I'm really worried my babies aren't going to make it!
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    hi, not me personally but i have heard of going a week or more over the date . if you lost power or the temp isnt quite high enough. what day is it? do you have the humidity high enough?
     
  3. Shawnnaraye87

    Shawnnaraye87 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are going on day 31, 3 days after due date. We did lose power once for 3 hrs.
     
  4. Amykins

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    It's been 72 hours, so what I would do is candle them. If any are in the air cells and moving, then give it another 12 hours. If they seem like they're struggling or not moving, make a tiny "safe hole" in the top of the shell so that they can breathe. Good luck.
     
  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    losing the power will do it. I agree with amykins, candle , MIst them with some warm water and wait.
     
  6. Shawnnaraye87

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    One has pipped!!!
     
  7. granny hatchet

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    [​IMG] it will encourage the others to get busy
     
  8. Shawnnaraye87

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    I have another that just piped 2 hole in 5 mins. I walked away to go pee and got a drink and came back and 2 holes in one of the eggs that hadn't even done anything yet!!!! Whoooo hoooooo!!!!!
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    thats great news. what kind are they?
     
  10. Shawnnaraye87

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    Khaki Campbells
     

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