what did i do wrong?

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  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok this is my first time hatching eggs. i have 8 scovy eggs incubating, all were fully developed by lockdown. on day one of lockdown 3 were moving. a day after due day 3 were still moving but no pips. now we're on 2 days late and i only see one kinda wobbling but still no pips. i really don't think they're going to hatch and i'm so frustrated and sad because everything looked like it was going great. [​IMG] so what could have happened? what did i do wrong? during incubation the temp never strayed from 99.5 and the humidity was always at 60%. during lockdown temp has stayed at 98.5 and humidity at 70% (my rcom 20 doesn't have a higher humidity setting, 70% is as high as i can set it). could it be that the humidity during lockdown was too low? i'm so sad that i haven't even had a pip from even one of them [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Sounds like you did everything right. Sometimes these things just happen.

    How many thermometers were you using... are you certain that the temps were correct?
     
  3. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm pretty certain. i think the one is till wobbling a little. i went ahead and candled and the air sac is shaped differently, bigger and part of it looks like it's kinda going down one side of the egg. is that normal? i didn't see any beak or anything though.
     
  4. CinnamonQueen12

    CinnamonQueen12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never candled during hatching time, I'm so afraid of damaging a chick. But I had a Barred Rock chick hatch 5 days late and the lucky chick came out fine! Good luck and don't give up hope!
     
  5. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks for the encouragement [​IMG] there still may be hope! i just noticed one of the eggs wobble that i haven't seen move in a day [​IMG] so that's two that are still moving! hopefully they're just late and will end up pipping soon [​IMG]
     
  6. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't muscovy's supposed to hatch later than most ducks or is that another breed??? I hope you get some babies soon, but these things happen to even the experienced hatchers. [​IMG]
     
  7. CinnamonQueen12

    CinnamonQueen12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are actually having more notifications than I was. My eggs didn't even wiggle!
     

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