runner egg emergency incubator *NEW PICS*hatched still attached to egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jdywntr, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put 3 unhatched runner duck eggs under my broody silkie yesterday. I live in FL and its in the 90's outside. This morning, 1 of the eggs had pipped. a few hour(2) later the hole was a bit bigger and it was peeping. For the last hour or so, no progress and whenever I check, no more movement/peeping. Could it be too hot under her? She has never hatched eggs before and I know my duck mom was standing up occasionally but I think the silkie is just sitting. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Ducks can take 48 hours to hatch completely. They are much slower than chicks. Good luck with them.
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I checked on the one and it was dead. I removed it from the shell and it looked normal then I buried it. It had about half of the end off beak was out. I am surprised because it seemed so strong this morning. It was VERY hot under my silkie. It is in the mid-90's today and I don't think she did anything but sit on the eggs. I took the remaining 2 and brought them inside after setting up an emergency incubator. Have never done this so I will see what happens. One has internally pipped I can see a crack and the shell looks like it has moved out a bit.
     
  4. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww srry to hear it dead hope the other 2 make it always wanted ducks but my mom wont let me get any since we dont have a pond [​IMG]
     
  5. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a pond either. I get the kiddie pools out for them and they are VERY excited. Not all breeds need ponds. [​IMG] Sorry mom.
     
  6. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what i was trying to say to her lol im hoping to be moving here soon with my bf and his family and i think they will let me get ducks i cant wait see ppl selling all the time and so cute xD
     
  7. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, trying to adjust temp in my VERY homemade incubator. I have seen movement in both eggs and just heard peeping. [​IMG]
     
  8. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hello jdywntr! i live in florida too, it has been sooo hot and miserable lately![​IMG] my dads scovy hen brooded (not sure if right word lol) some eggs and 9 hatched. out of the 9 only 4 lived. he didn't really know what he was doing though and never did anything to intervene or help, it was all the hen. but she did it in this weather with no help [​IMG]
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    It's been so hot we went from winter right into summer. My boys are on strike I think because of the heat.
     
  10. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 2nd hatchling died. [​IMG] I now know what people mean when they say "shrink wrapped" in the shell. I am assuming that it was not humid enough. I have a damp washcloth and bowl of water in there. Maybe I had the lid to open? I have closed it completely, there are little holes on the side for air. I read on here that some people put damp paper towels over the eggs which is what I have done now. The remaining egg looks to have pipped internally (a little spot poking out). I'm hoping for the best. I feel so bad that two most likely perfectly healthy babies died because of my inexperience. [​IMG]
     

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