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Still NO Hatch/EgG RoCks/32 Days? STILL MoVeMeNt

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1234duck, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    hatch day was Friday 22nd been waiting still nothing. Temp 99 & humidity 79-80 both have been pretty steady. no pips was movement last night gotta go check eggs now. what should i do? Anything? Thanks, ~ Julie
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2011

  2. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    Keep an eye on them if they are moving in the egg they are still alive.

    If there are no pips you can candle them to see if there is still movement in the eggs and active veins. My last 3 eggs out of my hatch died during lock down some internal pips and one without. Not sure what happened but there were no active veins when I candled 3 days after my other 2 hatched so I look inside and they had passed.

    Good luck with yours
  3. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    Thanks Emmalion. I just checked, 1 egg for sure is rocking & maybe another egg next to that 1. I think there might be another egg that is bad i think there is starting to be a smell in bator. theres 3 eggs total. my humidity dropped from 79. now is 75-ish. If there are 2 of us i think "Very Fast" We can open bator to REMOVE BAD EGG & PUT DAMP WASH RAG for Humidity. I'm not going to candle cuz its not dark it would take longer for me to candle & will waste time of egg being out of bator. For sure the 1 egg is really MOVING A LOT. Today is still early, but is Day 32. ~Julie~
  4. Emmalion

    Emmalion Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    You can get that egg out just fine as long as there are no pips and I would candle it before tossing it and smell it. You might just be smelling the left overs from the others that hatched
  5. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Songster

    Jan 19, 2011
    Placerville, CA
    If you are worried that there may be a pip on the back side of an egg, get a spray bottle with warm water.
    When you open the bator, grab the bad egg, gently mist the rest, and then replace the lid.
    Your humidity should actually go up.
  6. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    I took out the 1egg that was starting to go bad & I added a couple damp wash rags to bator. temp is 99 humidity is back up to 79-80 I haven't noticed the one egg moving any more. I hope its still alive.
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    70-80% humidity is pretty high.

  8. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    Well since there's no pip yet & it was dark outside, I decided to candle the two eggs. We seen movement for sure in 1 of the eggs. In the other egg were not sure but put both eggs back in bator. Then right after temp & humidity were back up, I SEEN THE SAME EGG MOVE AGAIN...IT MUST BE ALIVE STILL. Now this waiting is driving me crazy, I wish I knew what to do.. IS WAITING STILL THE RIGHT THING TO DO?? ~Julie~ [​IMG]
  9. Balbinka

    Balbinka Songster

    Apr 16, 2011
    If you have Muscovy Ducks, they take longer to hatch than most other ducks.
    Around 35 days.
  10. 1234duck

    1234duck Songster

    These are Golden Cascade/Rouen Duck mix. ~Julie~

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