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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by HDH, Apr 5, 2018.
What Is this? 3/4 died. Still have three that havent peeped yet.
Drowned in egg
Their Ducks. How do they drown?
Possibly humidity too high during setting so air cells didn't get big enough before lock down..?
Did you assist too soon?..Many factors..
Since still haven't pipped maybe cut humidity back?
What day are they on? And what have your setting been?
The one pictured has unabsorbed yolk. Just died before it was finished.
I had same thing happen to me with chicken eggs last month.I think it was caused by the humidity being to high.Its was raining here and it caused my incubator humidity to be higher than usual last 5 or 6 days of incubation cycle.It was at 80% humidity and I didnt think it would hurt so I left it alone.First 4 chicks hatched fine but hatched early.The next 6 were on schedule and had poke thru there little pip hole on day 20 the next day when i went to see if they had hatched there was coming out pip hole and no peeps coming from eggs.I removed shell from all 6 eggs.Chicks were fully developed and look normal.They had drowned in there shell.I have to assume this was caused by egg shell absorbing moisture from excessively high humidity.I lowered the humidity for 2 eggs that remained and they hatched successfully on day22.