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post #1 of 7
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Hey guys. I have three ducklings trying to hatch right now. All have begun pipping. I noticed the pips 6 hours ago. No one has pipped all the way through yet and no one has made any more progress. They are under a broody bantam hen. What do I do? Let them sit longer or open the pip?
post #2 of 7
Ducklings are notoriously slow hatchers. They can even take up to 48 hours from pip to zip. Mine usually take at least 24. Just let them be for now.
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Originally Posted by Pyxis View Post

Ducklings are notoriously slow hatchers. They can even take up to 48 hours from pip to zip. Mine usually take at least 24. Just let them be for now.

Okay:) I've never hatched ducks before. I've hatched tons of chick's though
post #4 of 7
Good luck! We'd love pictures when they hatch smile.png
Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

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Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Misinformation - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Raising Dubia For Your Chickens
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post #5 of 7
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Darn still no progress. I wish they were like Chick's haha.
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Originally Posted by Laney3535 View Post

Darn still no progress. I wish they were like Chick's haha.

Lol yep. Slow as heck, ducklings.
Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Misinformation - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Raising Dubia For Your Chickens
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Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Misinformation - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Raising Dubia For Your Chickens
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post #7 of 7
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It won't let me send the payment but I am antsy and pipped the membrane which turns out was the membrane and the ducks are shrink wrapped
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