Advice On 27 Day Old Mallard Egg!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by miamiata, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. miamiata

    miamiata Hatching

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    I have a mallard egg, from a clutch of 7 but the rest died. It is on day 27 of incubation, and last night when I candled it, it was moving around a whole bunch. When I woke at 8am this morning and candled it, I didn't see it moving at all... It should be hatching now... Do you think maybe it is just sleeping? Or should I try and get it out?? Please someone help me! It is very appreciated!
     
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    Has it pipped? Mine went to day 31 before they hatched...they were Rouen
     
  3. miamiata

    miamiata Hatching

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    It hasn't pipped yet, I am just worried because it went from moving a lot last night, to not moving at all this morning...
     
  4. miamiata

    miamiata Hatching

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    And I read that Mallards only take 26-27 days to hatch.... That was why I was starting to worry...
     
  5. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    I would give it a day, some days mine were moving, some days they didnt move much at all...
     
  6. miamiata

    miamiata Hatching

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    Ok, Thanks:)
     

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