Should I plan the funeral?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by imaskypilot, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. imaskypilot

    imaskypilot In the Brooder

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    1st timer here.

    It's day 25 on my 5 Mandarin eggs in the incubator. I candled them 2 days ago, they were moving, the air sack was about right, needless to say, I was pretty excited. Today, as I was transferring them to the hatcher, I candled them - NO MOVEMENT at all. I checked them from every angle. I put them in the hatcher anyway. More than a little disheartened right now.

    Any suggestions? Thanx
     
  2. cassey40

    cassey40 Songster

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    Sorry for you lose:hit
     
  3. Quote:I have had several hatches that on Day 18 when I stop turning and candle show NO MOVEMENT....just a large dark "blob" and a definite air sac. I have no experience with ducks, but, most of mine that looked like I described above have all hatched. Good luck!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    When they're that close to hatching you can't always see movement...there's no room left for them to move around. Just be patient. [​IMG]
     
  5. imaskypilot

    imaskypilot In the Brooder

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    Thanx - patience is not my strong suit, but this gives me some hope.
     

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