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2 call ducks pipped on day 26 - what do I do? (1 hatched FAST!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hlyndes, May 26, 2008.

  1. hlyndes

    hlyndes In the Brooder

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    I have had such bad luck hatching these guys. I started with 25 eggs - 24 of them were shipped eggs. After candling - I am down to 19...today is day 26 and there are 2 that have slight pips.

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    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  2. hlyndes

    hlyndes In the Brooder

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    OMG! Can you believe 1 of the pips is a super over-achiever and has hatched already! It is super vocal and zipped way through the rest of the egg - I kept thinking she was going to stop and sleep for the night or something - but she did it! I actually started them the evening before - so this counts as the beginning of the 27th day. None of the other pips have done anything else and the humidity is hovering between 65 - 70%. Is the humidity correct?

    The new hatch is clamboring all over the place and battering the other eggs. My son is getting the brooder set up now so we can let the others hatch in peace!

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