28th day and no sign of pipping :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lshytle, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. lshytle

    lshytle Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! I am currently incubating Pekin Duck eggs and it is day 28. They have not started to hatch yet at all. Should I be worried?
     
  2. lshytle

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    I'm really worried because technically yesterday at 6 o'clock was the beginning of the 28th day. I was expecting to see them when I came home today at 3, but I see nothing. Suggestions?
     
  3. TwinArrowsFarm

    TwinArrowsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they wiggling and peeping?
     
  4. lshytle

    lshytle Out Of The Brooder

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    No, but a few of them have gotten darker. Is that good or bad?
     
  5. TwinArrowsFarm

    TwinArrowsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to clarify. ..they are duck eggs right? They should be wiggling. Mine would respond to me whistling by wiggling and peeping. Did you candle for internal pips?
     
  6. TwinArrowsFarm

    TwinArrowsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh duh I just saw it said pekins
     
  7. lshytle

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    I was gone all day and just got back so they might have been wiggling and I just missed it. I'll try what you said. (The whistling)
     
  8. TwinArrowsFarm

    TwinArrowsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya let me know if they start to move. Sometimes they hatch late. Make sure your humidity is around 70% and keep the incubator closed.
     
  9. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, please check the first link in my signature, it will describe exactly what is going on inside the egg around hatch time so you know what to look for. If you can see the egg is getting darker, and there is a shadow, they should be close to pip..
     
  10. lshytle

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    Thank you very much! They didn't start moving, but I did see them move a little bit yesterday. I can hear a faint chirping. I"ll keep you guys posted!
     

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