Why are my call duck dieing in the shell in the day there due to hatch?

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  1. 110599

    110599 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 4 call duck eggs in my incubator, tempeture correct and humidity and they were developing and moving around lovley and then on day 27 they died in the shell I left them in there for a couple days longer and saw nothing so cracked them open and this is what was found . Can anyone help me and tell me what's gone wrong? Thanksyou[​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I hope the duck people can give you the answers you are seeking. What a shame to lose them.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am so sorry for your losses. [​IMG]Definitely post in our duck section for more help with your babies.

    I hope someone can help you there.
     
  5. 110599

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    Thankyou all
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm so sorry for your losses. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about ducks (although I've had a few), but I have to admit that ducklings are the ultimate in cute. Definitely post on the links that Mountain Peeps left with you and take advantage of our experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the flock.[​IMG]

    So sorry for your losses.[​IMG] it's so hard to lose the little ones, their life cut short before it even began. My deepest sympathy.[​IMG]
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry about the bad hatch :hugs
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry for your losses! I've never kept ducks myself, so I'm not completely sure what is wrong. But, I've heard from Call Duck breeders that many Call Ducks have difficulty getting out of their eggs. This is because they have very small bills and pipping is hard. Many show-quality Call Ducks get helped out of the shell. I'm not sure whether that's what went wrong with yours, however.
     

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