Still no hatch... I didnt lose them did I???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rainstorm, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    The two duck eggs that pipped on wed night ever since thursday morning ive seen no movement anymore, no more pipping or anything no sounds.. Ive read that they can pip and quit till their due date but I decided to take a closer look real fast and the membrane was DRY I mean really DRY My humidty was about 50-55% Could it be off? I dabbed a lil water lightly on the membrane spot.. Did I lose them?? [​IMG]

    I did what I did when my chicken eggs hatched early.. I bumped it to 50-55 for the early ones then tonight was their lockdown night I bumped it up to 65+ and thats when I found em dry

    Is there anything else I can do or do to know if there still alive??
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009
  2. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    Also around their pipped areas it looks black underneath the shell, like dark colored..
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    You may just have to wait till 2-3 days past hatch day then call it quits. Hatching can be a tricky thing, don't give up and don't be bummed it happens to the best of us. Duck eggs require more humidity than chicken eggs.

    AL
     

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